About this artwork
Here Ludwig Meidner depicted the ruptured landscapes of Germany in anticipation of the destruction of World War I. The energetic line work, so intense that the paper is torn in places from the aggressive movement of the pen, highlights the anxious and troubled vision Meidner had of the future. Bodies and land are indistinguishable: everything is wounded and confused. Meidner also captured the newly industrialized landscape of the modern city and its alienating forces: the city is a towering structure from which its inhabitants seek refuge.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Ludwig Meidner
- Apocalyptic Landscape
- Germany (Artist's nationality:)
- Pen and black ink, over graphite, on cream tracing paper, laid down on off-white wove paper
- Signed and dated lower right: "L Meidner 1914"; inscribed verso: "650 (39)"
- 52 × 37.2 cm (20 1/2 × 14 11/16 in.)
- Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection