, sheet 3 - Hallowed Be Thy Name (Das Vaterunser - Geheiligt werde Dein Name)

Accession Number

, sheet 3 - Hallowed Be Thy Name (Das Vaterunser - Geheiligt werde Dein Name)

Max Pechstein

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
woodcut with hand-coloring on paper

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.
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 Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Expressionist (style)
modern and contemporary art
portfolios (groups of works)
prayers (documents)
women (female humans)
woodcuts (prints)

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