Die Archäologie der Dunkelheit (The Archeology of Darkness)
Hardly anyone knows that Michael Ende is the son of the surrealistic painter Edgar Ende, an artist that was condemned as “degenerate” by the Nazis. Michael Ende and Jörg Krichbaum talk about art and work of Edgar Endes, one of the most important German painters of the 20th century. How are the visionary paintings of the father connected to the fantastic magic world of the son, for example in “The Neverending Story”? Can we find traces of what fascinates readers all over the world and even Hollywood already in the forgotten work of this artist who was persecuted by the Nazis?
- First publication: Weitbrecht 1985
- Co-Author: Jörg Krichbaum
- Current German edition:
Die Archäologie der Dunkelheit. Gespräche mit Jörg Krichbaum über Kunst und das Werk des Malers Edgar Ende
Paperback, 164 pages, hockebooks 2021