, sheet 3 - Hallowed Be Thy Name (Das Vaterunser - Geheiligt werde Dein Name)Artist(s)Max PechsteinObject Creation Date1921Medium & Supportwoodcut with hand-coloring on paperDimensions
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 LineMuseum PurchaseSubject 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.
This sheet of the portfolio depicts souls in purgatory, experiencing the dread of being kept from heaven by their sins, the fear of God, and the desperate hope of salvation.Physical Description
Three dark female figures are suspended in purgatory, with clasped hands in front of a triangular shaft of light that projects down from the top.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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modern and contemporary art
portfolios (groups of works)
women (female humans)