Stadtbild aus Soest

1923
(German, 1884–1976)
Image: 59.7 x 49.7 cm (23 1/2 x 19 9/16 in.); Sheet: 66.3 x 53.2 cm (26 1/8 x 20 15/16 in.)
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Catalogue raisonné: Schapire 285
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: not on view

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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff worked almost exclusively in the woodcut medium after World War I. While other Expressionists focused on the city as the embodiment of corruption, agony, and suffering, Schmidt-Rottluff created one that operates seemingly outside of such pessimistic realities. His two church spires extend to the sky and relay an ecstatic vision, while the jagged angles and patterns of light across the surface make the city pulse with energy.
Stadtbild aus Soest

Stadtbild aus Soest

1923

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

(German, 1884–1976)
Germany, 20th century

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