Advanced Search

K-12 Educator
K-12 Student
Museum Visitor
UMMA Docent
UMMA Staff
University Faculty
University Student
Between and Mortarboard


UMMA Object Specific Fields






Query builder

Am Wasser (At the water)

Accession Number
1994/2.10

Title
Am Wasser (At the water)

Artist(s)
Max Pechstein

Object Creation Date
1907

Medium & Support
woodcut on thin, slightly textured cream Japan paper

Dimensions
8 11/16 in. x 10 9/16 in. ( 22 cm x 26.8 cm )

Credit Line
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art

Label copy
March 28, 2009
The Expressionist artist Max Pechstein made this woodcut during his years in Dresdan while he was a member of Die Brücke (The Bridge) in 1907 (the date 1906 on certain impressions has been thought incorrect). Pechstein's long, curving cuts on the wood block smooth out the anatomy of these crouching male bathers and throw their physiques, sharply illuminated from the left, into stark relief.

Subject matter
The Expressionist artist Max Pechstein made this woodcut during his years in Dresdan while he was a member of the Brücke group in 1907 (the date 1906 on certain impressions has been thought incorrect). Pechstein's long, curving cuts on the wood block smooth out the anatomy of these crouching male bathers and throw their physiques, sharply illuminated from the left, into stark relief.

Physical Description
Print depicting two nude males crouching with their back to the viewer while looking out over a body of water

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
chiaroscuro woodcut

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

Keywords
Expressionism
bathers
men (male humans)
modern and contemporary art
water (inorganic material)

& Author Notes

All Rights Reserved