An abstract painting featuring distorted and exaggerated figures resembling chess pieces, set against a vibrant geometric background. The figures exhibit a mix of human and animal characteristics, with one resembling a blue-skinned human holding a cannon-like object, another bird-like with extended wings, a third with orange body and raised wings, and a fourth resembling a yellow-skinned feline creature. The dynamic composition creates an intriguing atmosphere.
Sperrende Kräfte [Locking Powers]

Oil on canvas
42 1/4 x 42 1/4 x 2 in. (107.32 x 107.32 x 5.08 cm)
Museum purchase, 1985.52

Hannah Höch

German, 1889–1978