AkrobatenArtist(s)Erich HeckelArtist NationalityGerman (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1911Medium & Supportwoodblock print on paperDimensions
19 1/4 in x 13 7/16 in (48.89 cm x 34.13 cm);22 1/8 in x 28 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 71.44 cm);12 1/16 in x 15 7/8 in (30.64 cm x 40.32 cm);19 3/8 in x 13 9/16 in (49.21 cm x 34.45 cm)Credit LineGift of Mathias GoeritzSubject matter
Two unidentified figures, one male and one female, are shown here in the midst of an acrobatics routine, perhaps preparing for a lift as he holds her foot at his waist and she has her arm around his shoulder. Heckel was a member of the German Expressionist collective Die Brücke in the early twentieth century, and he was known for his woodcuts with elongated people and simple forms. Physical Description
In this print, we see a male and female acrobat with brown shirts and dark pants. The floor is red and the background is blue. Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typerelief printCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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