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The Lord's Prayer, sheet 1 (Das Vaterunser)

Accession Number
1948/1.423

Title
The Lord's Prayer, sheet 1 (Das Vaterunser)

Artist(s)
Max Pechstein

Object Creation Date
1921

Medium & Support
woodcut with hand-coloring on paper

Dimensions
23 ½ in x 16 ¼ in (59.69 cm x 41.28 cm);28 ⅛ in x 22 in (71.44 cm x 55.88 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Pechstein's "The Lord's Prayer" series of woodcuts mixes the text of the prayer with images of human wretchedness and spiritual need that draw on the Christian tradition to comment directly on the suffering and despair experienced by many Germans in the aftermath of the First World War and the economic crisis that followed.

Physical Description
This title sheet from Pechstein's "The Lord's Prayer" portfolio has the title of the series in large letters and an attribution to Pechstein at the bottom. Beneath the word "Vater," a man leans over a table, his hands folded in prayer. Two other praying men in profile bracket the word "Unser" near the bottom. All three wear plain, long-sleeved blue shirts.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Expressionism
Expressionist (style)
men (male humans)
modern and contemporary art
portfolios (groups of works)
prayers (documents)
woodcuts (prints)

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