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Akrobaten

Accession Number
1958/1.133

Title
Akrobaten

Artist(s)
Erich Heckel

Artist Nationality
German (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1911

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
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 Line
Gift of Mathias Goeritz

Subject 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 Type
relief print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Expressionism
acrobatics
female
male
males
modern and contemporary art
performing artists
standing

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