Erich Heckel. In the Meadow (Auf der Wiese). 1912
Erich Heckel

In the Meadow (Auf der Wiese)

1912
Not on view
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
composition: 13 1/8 x 17 1/8" (33.3 x 43.5 cm); sheet: 16 3/4 x 23 5/8" (42.5 x 60 cm)
Publisher
unpublished
Printer
the artist, Berlin
Edition
unknown (approx. 7-10)
Credit
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund (by exchange)
Object number
42.1958
Copyright
© 2015 Erich Heckel / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany
Department
Drawings and Prints

Brücke artists believed that contact with nature could replenish the spirit and help restore meaning to life. They took frequent excursions to the country with their models to swim, sunbathe, and sketch in the nude. Heckel’s image reflects the group’s desire for spontaneity and freedom from societal mores.

Gallery label from German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse, March 27–July 11, 2011

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Heinz Berggruen, Paris; to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1958

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Pictured above: Vasily Kandinsky. Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 2 (detail). 1914. Oil on canvas, 64 1/8 x 48 3/8" (162.6 x 122.7 cm). Nelson A. Rockefeller Fund (by exchange). © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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