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The Last Ones, plate ten 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

Although Max Beckmann did not take a clear stand on the November Revolution (1918), in this image he seems to have been supporting the revolutionaries, just as he appeared to mourn Rosa Luxemburg as a revolutionary martyr in the fourth plate of this series. That said, the print shares the cramped and awkward space and the schematic and blunt depiction of forms and male types that make the image less than an unambiguous heroic work. As Beckmann stated, in general he preferred the role of the observer.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Max Beckmann

Title

The Last Ones, plate ten from Die Hölle

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1919

Medium

Transfer lithograph on tan imitation Japanese paper

Dimensions

Image: 67 × 47.3 cm (26 7/16 × 18 5/8 in.); Sheet: 86.8 × 61.3 cm (34 3/16 × 24 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Dr. and Mrs. Martin Gecht

Reference Number

1989.685.10

Copyright

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

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