Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Manifesto of the Brücke Artists' Group (Programm der Künstlergruppe Brücke). (1906)

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Manifesto of the Brücke Artists' Group (Programm der Künstlergruppe Brücke) (1906)

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In this woodcut manifesto, Brücke artists "call together all youth. . . . in opposition to older, well established powers. Whoever renders directly and authentically that which impels him to create is one of us." Brücke artists also used woodcuts to embellish the annual reports, exhibition announcements, and catalogues they sent to "passive members"—patrons who supported the group through annual donations.

Gallery label from German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse, March 27–July 11, 2011.
Medium
One from a set of two woodcuts
Dimensions
composition: 5 15/16 x 2 15/16" (15.1 x 7.5 cm); sheet: 11 5/16 x 8 3/4" (28.8 x 22.2 cm)
Publisher
Künstlergruppe Brücke, Dresden
Printer
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Dresden
Edition
7 known impressions
Credit
Gift of J. B. Neumann
Object number
479.1941.2
Associated work
Untitled
Department
Drawings and Prints
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