A young girl announces her presence to the man in armour by thrusting flowers at him. We see only his merry eyes. Yet this frivolous game is overshadowed by a glowering figure behind. Menzel is a master at depicting surfaces, hard and soft, and at suggesting enigmatic psychological states.
1815 - 1905
Blind Man's Buff
Medium and support
Gouache on paper laid on cardboard
29.4 × 22.7 cm
On loan from a private collection
Location in Gallery