The Recurrent

Young Man on Rock, 1925

From 1918, Paul Strecker (1898 - 1950) studied at the Munich Academy where he met his colleague in studies, Walter Lindgens. They moved to Paris in 1924 where they shared their studio as well at first. It was here that Paul Strecker created his own version of Hippolyte Flandrins youth sitting on a rock at the shore of the sea.

The motive is transformed in the style of Picasso with the picturesque element being the actual focus. The impression is conveyed that we are not looking at the dreamy boy (who seems to have forgotten himself completely) but at his reflection in the water ...