Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Winter Moonlit Night (Wintermondnacht) (1919)

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Winter Moonlit Night depicts a view from Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s house in the Swiss Alps. Kirchner and his fellow Expressionists revived printmaking, especially woodcuts, because the physical action required to carve and gouge a woodblock is reflected in the printed image. The blue glow of the mountains at dusk against the deepening red sky and trees creates a harmonious play of color and form. Kirchner turned to nature as a place for redemption after suffering from a mental and physical breakdown during World War I.

composition (irreg.): 12 x 11 5/8" (30.5 x 29.5 cm); sheet (irreg.): 12 11/16 x 12 5/16" (32.2 x 31.2 cm)
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Davos-Frauenkirch, Switzerland
12 known impressions
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Weyhe Gallery, New York; to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1948

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