What do Leda and the Swan have to do with photorealism or Kocheisen & Hullmann? Exactly.
Hans Piffrader, Leda and the Swan (pencil drawing, 1916)
Greek mythology is the diametric opposite of the photorealistic paintings by Kocheisen & Hullmann. In Room 213, this contrast is made clear with the drawing ’ Leda and the Swan’ (1916) by the South Tyrolean artist Hans Piffrader (1888–1950). Piffrader’s work centres on sculptures and drawings that depict the First World War in expressive, intensified visions of suffering.