The theme of both artists is the body. But there are differences. Wilhelm Lehmbruck (1881–1919) creates idealised female figures, slender, introverted, vulnerable women. He was eventually broken by his time and voluntarily departed from life. Antony Gormley, born in 1950, creates sculptures based on his own body and wants to capture a moment of living time in them. For 41 years he has been registering the real, not idealised, body. He sees the body as a case study, an instrument of reflection.