The Red House

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1911

Artist:

Max Pechstein
German, 1881–1955

About this artwork

The artists of Brücke (Bridge) regularly worked together, both in their studios as well as out of doors; this communal approach contributed to the early consistency of their style and reflected an important aspect of their utopian program. Echoing larger social concerns about health at the time, Max Pechstein and his colleagues often escaped the constraints of city life to find a more authentic existence in nature, documenting their experiences in their work. Later, after his relocation to Berlin in 1908, he also made solitary trips to Nidden, a remote fishing village on the Baltic Sea. Pechstein painted The Red House during the second of these trips, attracted to the expansive dunes and forests of the region as well as the local people and architecture.

On View

Modern Art, Gallery 392

Artist

Max Pechstein

Title

The Red House

Origin

Germany

Date

1911

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed and dated, l.r.: Pechstein 1911; annotated on verso: Rotes Haus/Pechstein/500

Dimensions

35 × 27 in. (88.9 × 68.5 cm)

Credit Line

Bequest of Kenneth and Bernice Newberger

Reference Number

2011.56

Extended information about this artwork

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