Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Jünglingskopf (Head of a Youth)

Jünglingskopf (Head of a Youth) by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

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A founder and leading member of the German Die Brücke group, Schmidt-Rottluff was instrumental in reviving the woodcut as a powerfully expressive medium. This work demonstrates his angular graphic style and distortion of form for emotional effect. The artists of Die Brücke were inspired by African and Pacific art, a sense of which is conveyed here in the mask-like nature of the head and its simplified, flattened features. (Headspace, 2002)

Title
Jünglingskopf (Head of a Youth)
Artist/creator
Production date
1914
Medium
woodcut
Dimensions
452 x 344 mm
Inscription
(below image - pencil) S. Rottluff 1914 (l.r.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Estate of Dr Rosa Schapire, 1956
Accession no
1956/14/2
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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