The Lord's Prayer, sheet 12 - For Ever and Ever. Amen! (Das Vaterunser - von Ewigkeit zu Ewigkeit. Amen!)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 sufferring and despair experienced by many Germans in the aftermath of the First World War and the economic crisis that followed.
This, the final, sheet shows two hands in a position to clasp one another, a hopeful symbol of brotherhood and of overcoming Germany's crises.Physical Description
One forearm extends from the upper left side and ends to the right of center in a hand with palm down. Another arm extends from the lower right and ends in the lower left in a hand with palm up. Between the hands is the word "Amen!" in large letters.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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