The Beggars, after Bruegel by Heinrich Campendonk

Woodcut, 1922.

The Beggars, after Bruegel

Art work details

Original Title :
Die Bettler, nach Bruegel
Year of production :
Heinrich Campendonk
Medium :
Dimensions :
paper: height: 25.6 cms; width: 34.1 cms; print: height: 14.3 cms; width 17.4 cms
Credit Line :
Gift of Michael Brooks
Copyright :
© DACS 2013.
Catalogue References:
Sohn 114-3. Jentsch 74.
Associated Groups :
Der Blaue Reiter
Weimar Republic, Woodcut, Campendonk, Brooks Gift

Campendonk uses the woodcut medium to considerable effect, creating linear visual patterns and high contrast, evoking a strange dream-like place where the beggars form a tight little circle, a passer by almost disappearing into the black background. The print is based on the original oil painting of the same title, painted in 1568 by Pieter Breughel the Elder.

Printed by Marées-Gesellschaft.

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