This portfolio showcases the work of artist group, die Brücke. Founded in Dresden in 1905, the group had a significant impact on the development of German Expressionism. A year following their formation, they issued a manifesto, that drew attention to their goal of bridging the new with the old – a sentiment that was reflected in their name (meaning the Bridge), as well as their method of printing (woodcut). Their work was often a response to the modern age with often featured elements of primitivism, nature, and abstraction. This portfolio brings together work by some of the members of die Brücke, and extends beyond the dates of group itself. As such, it offers the opportunity to approach the work in a comparative way – both across artists, as well as time periods, and trace the influences the group had on the later work of the artists. This portfolio contains many emblematic examples of die Brücke’s work. Ernst Kirchners Two Figures and Erich Heckel’s Sill Life with Figures, for example, are representative of the primitivism that pervades the group’s work. Of particular note is a series of twelve hand-colored woodcuts by Max Pechstein that illustrate The Lord’s Prayer.