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  • Karl Opfermann. Three Heads (Drei Köpfe)  from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 1 (January 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Three Heads (Drei Köpfe) from...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Opfermann. Three Heads (Drei Köpfe)  from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 1 (January 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Gerhardt von Ruckteschell. Prophet  from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 1 (January 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Prophet from the periodical...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Gerhardt von Ruckteschell. Prophet  from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 1 (January 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Heinrich Stegemann. Nude Combing Her Hair (Nackte Frau sich kämmend) from the periodical Kündung , vol. 1, no. 1 (January 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Nude Combing Her Hair (Nackte Frau sich...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Heinrich Stegemann. Nude Combing Her Hair (Nackte Frau sich kämmend) from the periodical Kündung , vol. 1, no. 1 (January 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Willi Titze. The Farmer (Der Bauer) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 1 (January 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    The Farmer (Der Bauer) from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Willi Titze. The Farmer (Der Bauer) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 1 (January 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Lasar Segall. Praying Boy (Betender Knabe) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 2 (February 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Praying Boy (Betender Knabe) from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Lasar Segall. Praying Boy (Betender Knabe) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 2 (February 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Lasar Segall. Widow and Child (Witwe und Kind) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 2 (February 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Widow and Child (Witwe und Kind) from...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Lasar Segall. Widow and Child (Witwe und Kind) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 2 (February 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Lasar Segall. Young Beggar (Junge Bettlerin) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 2 (February 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Young Beggar (Junge Bettlerin) from...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Lasar Segall. Young Beggar (Junge Bettlerin) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 2 (February 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Lasar Segall. In the Studio (Im Atelier) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 2 (February 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    In the Studio (Im Atelier) from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Lasar Segall. In the Studio (Im Atelier) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 2 (February 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Franz Radziwill. Turning Away (Abkehr) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 3 (March 1921). 1921 (executed 1920-21)
    Turning Away (Abkehr) from the...
    1921 (executed 1920-21)
    Franz Radziwill. Turning Away (Abkehr) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 3 (March 1921). 1921 (executed 1920-21)
  • Franz Radziwill. Travails of Love (Liebesgram) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 3 (March 1921). 1921 (executed 1920-21)
    Travails of Love (Liebesgram) from...
    1921 (executed 1920-21)
    Franz Radziwill. Travails of Love (Liebesgram) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 3 (March 1921). 1921 (executed 1920-21)
  • Franz Radziwill. Landscape (Landschaft) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 3 (March 1921). 1921 (executed 1920-21)
    Landscape (Landschaft) from the...
    1921 (executed 1920-21)
    Franz Radziwill. Landscape (Landschaft) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 3 (March 1921). 1921 (executed 1920-21)
  • Franz Radziwill. The Prophet (Der Prophet) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 3 (March 1921). 1921 (executed 1920-21)
    The Prophet (Der Prophet) from the...
    1921 (executed 1920-21)
    Franz Radziwill. The Prophet (Der Prophet) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 3 (March 1921). 1921 (executed 1920-21)
  • Siegfried Schott. Theater (Theater) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 7, 8 (July, August 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Theater (Theater) from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Siegfried Schott. Theater (Theater) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 7, 8 (July, August 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Siegfried Schott. Una Sancta Cubica (Una Sancta Cubica) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 7, 8 (July, August 1921). 1921
    Una Sancta Cubica (Una Sancta Cubica)...
    1921
    Siegfried Schott. Una Sancta Cubica (Una Sancta Cubica) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 7, 8 (July, August 1921). 1921
  • Siegfried Schott. Death (Der Tod) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 7, 8 (July, August 1921). 1921
    Death (Der Tod) from the...
    1921
    Siegfried Schott. Death (Der Tod) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 7, 8 (July, August 1921). 1921
  • Siegfried Schott. The Rainbow (Der Regenbogen) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 7, 8 (July, August 1921). 1921
    The Rainbow (Der Regenbogen) from the...
    1921
    Siegfried Schott. The Rainbow (Der Regenbogen) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 7, 8 (July, August 1921). 1921
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Cover from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 1 (January 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Cover from the periodical...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Cover from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 1 (January 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Proclamation (Kündung) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 1 (January 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Proclamation (Kündung) from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Proclamation (Kündung) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 1 (January 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Cover from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 2 (February 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Cover from the periodical...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Cover from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 2 (February 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Opfermann. Melancholia (Schwermut) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 2 (February 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Melancholia (Schwermut) from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Opfermann. Melancholia (Schwermut) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 2 (February 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Cover from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 3 (March 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Cover from the periodical...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Cover from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 3 (March 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Franz Radziwill. Playthings for the Eye (Augenspielzeug) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 3 (March 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Playthings for the Eye (Augenspielzeug)...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Franz Radziwill. Playthings for the Eye (Augenspielzeug) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 3 (March 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Cover from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Cover from the periodical...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Cover from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Robert Koepke. Having Soul (Seele sein) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921
    Having Soul (Seele sein) from the...
    1921
    Robert Koepke. Having Soul (Seele sein) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'A' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Ornamental initial 'A' from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'A' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'W' (Buchstabe 'W') from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Ornamental initial 'W' (Buchstabe...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'W' (Buchstabe 'W') from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'F' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Ornamental initial 'F' from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'F' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'U'  from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Ornamental initial 'U' from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'U'  from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'Z' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Ornamental initial 'Z' from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'Z' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'B' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Ornamental initial 'B' from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'B' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'I' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Ornamental initial 'I' from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'I' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'S' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Ornamental initial 'S' from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'S' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'J' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Ornamental initial 'J' from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'J' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'G' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Ornamental initial 'G' from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'G' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'D'  from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Ornamental initial 'D' from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'D'  from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'H' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Ornamental initial 'H' from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'H' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'E' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Ornamental initial 'E' from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'E' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'O' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Ornamental initial 'O' from the...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Ornamental initial 'O' from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 4, 5, 6 (April, May, June 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Cover from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 7, 8 (July, August 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    Cover from the periodical...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Cover from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 7, 8 (July, August 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Siegfried Schott. This Is What Counts at the Origin of this Turn (Das gilt am Fuße dieser Wende) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 7, 8 (July, August 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
    This Is What Counts at the Origin of this...
    1921 (executed 1920)
    Siegfried Schott. This Is What Counts at the Origin of this Turn (Das gilt am Fuße dieser Wende) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 7, 8 (July, August 1921). 1921 (executed 1920)
  • Siegfried Schott. The Rebel (Der Rebell) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 7, 8 (July, August 1921). 1921
    The Rebel (Der Rebell) from the...
    1921
    Siegfried Schott. The Rebel (Der Rebell) from the periodical Kündung, vol. 1, no. 7, 8 (July, August 1921). 1921

About the periodical

Heather Hess, German Expressionist Digital Archive Project, German Expressionism: Works from the Collection. 2011.

Rosa Schapire, an art historian, and Wilhelm Niemeyer, a docent at Hamburg's school of arts and crafts, founded Die Kündung in 1921 as the organ of the Kunstbund Hamburg, an art association that promoted modern art through lectures and events. Meant to serve as a herald (one meaning of its title) of new art, the journal promoted Expressionism in both artistic and literary forms.

Schapire and Niemeyer both had close ties to Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, a former member of the Brücke. Schmidt-Rottluff was a decisive influence on the journal's style and was responsible for the cover, a woodcut that was printed in a different color for each issue. Die Kündung also featured original prints by Franz Radziwill, Siegfried Schott, Lasar Segall, and others, as well as woodcut illustrations of poems in which rough, crude lettering reflected the ecstatic tone and primitivist language of the texts. In addition, the publication included short stories and critical essays on art and literature, printed in a wide variety of typefaces and with ornamental initials by Schmidt-Rottluff. The journal's experimental use of typography, a special interest of Niemeyer's, distinguished it from other Expressionist periodicals. One issue also included six photographs of African masks and sculptures—important sources for the Expressionist aesthetic. Die Kündung, published monthly, folded after twelve issues.

Various Artists with Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (German, 1884–1976), Gerhardt von Ruckteschell (German, 1882–1941), Karl Opfermann (German, 1891–1960), Heinrich Stegemann (German, 1888–1945), Lasar Segall (Brazilian, born Russia, 1891–1957), Robert Koepke (German, 1893–1968), Willi Titze (German, 1890–1979), Siegfried Schott (German, 1897–1971), Franz Radziwill (German, 1895–1983)

The Periodical

Kündung. Eine Zeitschrift für Kunst

Date:
1921
Medium:
Eight issues of periodical (in five volumes) with thirty-four woodcuts, five woodcut covers, and two lithographs
Dimensions:
page (each approx.): 16 7/16 x 12 11/16" (41.8 x 32.3 cm)
Paper:
Cream, smooth, wove.
Publisher:
Wilhelm Niemeyer, Hamburg, Rosa Schapire, Hamburg
Printer:
Einmann-Werkstatt Johannes Schulz, Hamburg
Edition:
approx. 200
Credit Line:
Given anonymously
Copyright:
© 2016 Karl Schmidt-Rottluff / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
© 2016 Franz Radziwill / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany
Reference:
Söhn 135. Raabe 96. Jentsch 104.
MoMA Number:
392.1956.1-41
Themes:
Primitivism
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