"Maxin" is a sculptural figure who captivates the beholder like an acrobat in the ring. Boasting a perfect balance of soft curves and dynamic motion, she exudes excitement from top to bottom. The abstract shape Meissen master-class pupil Max Hagstotz has given his sculpture fires the imagination to keep on discovering new aspects of her.Points of focus are created by areas of high-carat gold in which ingenious use has been made of shading and nuancing. They channel one's gaze around the seemingly moving figure like headlight reflections. Lying headlong on her base, her legs up in the air, she personifies suppleness and aesthetically flowing movements. New-generation artist Max Hagstotz is thus impressively upholding a great Meissen tradition of lifelike sculptural modelling that runs from Johann Joachim Kaendler (1706-1775), through Paul Scheurich (1883-1945) to the present Sculptor-in-Chief Jörg Danielczyk, who has updated the Commedia dell'Arte with his harlequin figurines. The way our new-generation artist manages to characterise femininity through abstraction deserves great exposure: his is both a miniature masterpiece of modern porcelain art and a major portent of fine flowering to come for Meissen porcelain sculpture.