The Dancers by Max Beckmann

Woodcut, 1921.

The Dancers

Art work details

Original Title :
Year of production :
Max Beckmann
Medium :
Original print, Woodcut
Ink, Paper
Dimensions :
sheet height: 29.0 cms; sheet width: 21.1 cms
Credit Line :
Purchased from Mrs Margaret Fisher
Copyright :
© DACS 2013.
Catalogue References:
Glaser 202. Gallwitz 197. Hofmaier 228 B a. Rifkind 144. Söhn 117-2.
Weimar Republic, Relationships, Woodcut, Beckmann

No 2. of the “Ganymed-Mappe” portfolio of prints by German artists, published in 1922.

Beckmann moves away from the sharper, cynical view of the world seen in many of his other prints, to show a softer side. The dancing couple, typical of thousands of others who enjoyed the jazz night-clubs and bars of Weimar Germany are lost in the music, oblivious to their surroundings. Their embrace, with heads held close forms a pleasing visual whole.

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