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Komposition mit Kopf im Profil

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Komposition mit Kopf im Profil

Kurt Schwitters

Artist Nationality
German (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

15 1/4 in x 11 1/8 in (38.74 cm x 28.26 cm);19 in x 14 in (48.26 cm x 35.56 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Composition with Head in Left Profile was Kurt Schwitters' contribution to the portfolio published by the Bauhaus School titled New European Graphics, Portfolio III: German Artists. Schwitters was heavily involved in the Dada movement and published several pieces of poetry during the time he participated in creation of the portfolio.

Physical Description
This abstract composition shows a loose collection of shapes, out of which appears the profile of a human head, showing the left side of the face. Around the head are arrows, circles with spokes, cross-hatched lines, a number four, and a heart. 

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Abstract (fine arts style)
German (culture or style)
heads (animal components)
modern and contemporary art
profiles (figures)

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