The Hunger, plate five from Die Hölle

A work made of transfer lithograph on tan imitation japanese paper.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of transfer lithograph on tan imitation japanese paper.

Date:

1919

Artist:

Max Beckmann (German, 1884-1950)
printed by C. Naumann’s Druckerei (German)
published by I. B. Neumann (German)

About this artwork

Max Beckmann used a relatively blunt and clear lithographic line throughout the print cycle Hell. The simple forms and contrasts highlight the raw emotions and fundamental social differences he emphasized. Given that he made these prints in the tense moments of June/July 1919, it is not surprising that he emphasized the crude state to which Germans had been reduced. His simple, schematic of the style and concept of Goya’s series The Disasters of War. Such images formed a devastating critique of the atrocities of war as experienced in World War I.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Max Beckmann

Title

The Hunger, plate five from Die Hölle

Origin

Germany

Date

1919

Medium

Transfer lithograph on tan imitation Japanese paper

Inscriptions

Signed, recto, lower right, in graphite: "Beckmann"; inscribed, recto, lower left, in graphite: "38/75"; lower center, in graphite: "Der Hunger"

Dimensions

618 x 485 mm (image); 870 x 611 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Dr. and Mrs. Martin Gecht

Reference Number

1989.685.5

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Extended information about this artwork

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