Three Ants

Drei-Ameisen_PZ_33x24_1981 web


Three Ants, brushdrawing on handmade vat paper

33 x 24 cm

From the collection of the Atelier Fritz Hug

Creation year


Diligence, frugality and dutifulness are three terms associated with the ant. “Go to the ant, you sluggard, consider its ways and be wise!” is one of Solomon’s sayings. The three figures in this brush drawing appear quite different. They seem cheerful and upbeat, are they dancing or is the ant on the far right telling the others a joke? In any case, the artist’s enjoyment of the motif is just as palpable as his sense of humor.

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