Goebel Nazi

Goebel Nazi


Goebel Nazi

Goebel Nazi

Hummel figurines are probably their precursors in ancient Greece. Tanagra figurines of the fourth century (BC) Greece, which represent real people in real activities. It was revolutionary. Until the discovery of the figures we found were representations goddesses of God, or animals.

Figures is the name of the Boeotian town of Tanagra. They were technologically advanced they are covered before firing, then painted later. The best example is the "Lady in Blue" ( "Lady in Blue"), which is kept at the Louvre in Paris.

Tanagra represent real people in suits every day, hats and other objects of transport. So far, the examples records are mainly women, but there are figures of men and children – Children normally. They run from 4 to 8 inches high. It is difficult to say what were their objectives. Some scientists believe that were used in religious ceremonies.

It seems a little familiar, Right? Hummels are the same size as the tanager, which share the same theme and both are colored. One wonders if a thousand years, archaeologists wonder why Hummel figurines we have in our homes.

Berta Hummel was born in Germany in 1909, was a talented painter. As a side hobby, he created paintings and drawings of young children Bavaria. She entered a convent in 1931, after graduating from art school in Munich. It is expected to remain active in the convent, taking education and design for convent student, she hopes that her art is kept open for the convent the Nazi regime.

When Berta entered the convent, she took the name Maria Innocentia (hence the "MI Hummel" and "S MI Hummel" several figures). His drawings have become postcards as a form of generating funds for the monastery. The cards carry a book that led to figures. Franz Goebel, the owner of a porcelain factory, saw the book and the factory began to produce figurines. They succeeded, the consumers are satisfied with the figures bright innocent faces.

In those same years, the Nazi party was growing in Germany. That power grows, things became difficult for the convent. Nazis are not respectful of religion and the religious were almost forced to leave. Because the numbers were so popular, the convent and production figures have been allowed to continue – and the Nazis took half the money. For all, Sister Mary kept drawing.

She died very young, only 37 of tuberculosis immediately after the war. His thousands of drawings, paintings and drawings for be a source of inspiration for artists Goebel maintenance man for the collection of frescoes.

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