Apocalyptic Landscape

A work made of pen and black ink, over graphite, on cream tracing paper, laid down on off-white wove paper.

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  • A work made of pen and black ink, over graphite, on cream tracing paper, laid down on off-white wove paper.

Date:

1914

Artist:

Ludwig Meidner
German, 1884-1966

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.

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Artist

Ludwig Meidner

Title

Apocalyptic Landscape

Origin

Germany

Date

1914

Medium

Pen and black ink, over graphite, on cream tracing paper, laid down on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

520 × 372 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.979

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