Support: Wove paper
Sheet: 53 x 38 cm (20 7/8 x 14 15/16 in.); Plate: 43.3 x 28.7 cm (17 1/16 x 11 5/16 in.)
Anonymous gift in memory of Paul O. Cartun 1959.293
Catalogue raisonné: Hofmaier 234
State: Hofmaier's IIBc/IIBd
Edition: 100 proofs on wove paper
This depiction of a crowded women’s bathhouse poses the locale not as a site of erotic encounters, but as a performative circus of urban life. Max Beckmann’s cast of characters share unavoidable physical proximity in a packed, flattened space, where a fully stretched woman dives improbably from above. Beckmann was younger than the founding generation of Expressionists. He came to printmaking after serving in World War I and suffering a nervous breakdown in 1915.
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