Bart van der Leck (NL,1876-1958) – Composition no.3 (Leaving the factory)
Oil on canvas, collection Kröller-Müller Museum, purchase 1917
Portret source: J.D. Noske / Anefo; - Nationaal Archief, CC BY-SA 3.0 nl.
“Man has become a tool of his own work, and has no more sense, since he serves the machine. It has stolen him away from his soul. And now the soul demands his return. This is the vital point. All that we experience is but the strenuous battle between the soul and the machine fort he possession of man. We no longer live, we are lived; we have no freedom left, we may not decide for ourselves, we are finished, man is unsouled, nature unmanned.” – Hermann Bahr, Expressionismus, Munich 1914