Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Girl before a Mirror (Mädchen vor dem Spiegel). 1914, published 1919

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Girl before a Mirror (Mädchen vor dem Spiegel) 1914, published 1919

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Schmidt-Rottluff and other members of the Brücke (Bridge) artists’ group devoted a large part of their practice to printmaking. They embraced woodcut, in particular, for the apparent rawness of its bold, rough-hewn surfaces. Schmidt-Rottluff took inspiration from traditional African sculptures that he saw in Dresden’s ethnographic museum to create the mask-like face and totem-like body of this figure posing in front of a mirror.

Gallery label from 2021
Medium
Woodcut
Dimensions
composition: 19 5/8 x 15 11/16" (49.8 x 39.9 cm); sheet (irreg.): 24 1/2 x 20 1/4" (62.2 x 51.4 cm)
Publisher
Graphisches Kabinett J. B. Neumann, Berlin
Printer
Fritz Voigt, Berlin
Edition
75
Credit
Committee on Prints and Illustrated Books Fund and June Larkin in honor of Joanne M. Stern
Object number
129.2012
Copyright
© 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Department
Drawings and Prints
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