Max Klinger, Friedrich Nietzsche (detail), c. 1904, bronze with black patina, 63.2 x 47.3 x 26.5 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Gift of the Robert Tanenbaum Family Trust, Toronto. Photo: NGC
Nietzsche was seen as a radical prophet of modernism and had an extraordinary influence on artists and critics in Germany around 1900. Max Klinger’s bronze sculpture of the famous philosopher is the focus of this exhibition, supported by works by Henry Van de Velde, Edvard Munch and others.