Visions Plate 1: The March into the Unknown by Max Slevogt

Lithograph, 1917.

Visions Plate 1: The March into the Unknown

Art work details

Original Title :
Der Gang ins Ungemisse
Year of production :
Max Slevogt
Medium :
Original print, Lithograph
Ink, Paper
Dimensions :
height: 43.5 cms; width: 32.5 cms
Credit Line :
Purchased from Mrs Monika Kinley with MGC/V&A Purchase Grant Fund assistance
Associated Groups :
Berliner Secession
Lithograph, World War I, Animals, Slevogt, Visions

Plate 1 from ‘Visions’, 1916-17.

Darkness characterises the first plate in the series, the heads of phantoms loom out of the gloom to look down on a lowly figure about to step forward across a series of ridges in the ground, each numbered with the years of the war up to the most recent, 1917. The armies on both sides of the conflict were poised to enter another year, but at what cost?

V & A Purchase Grant Fund

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