Tegeler Freibad

Accession Number

Tegeler Freibad

Max Beckmann

Artist Nationality
German (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

12 ⅜ in x 13 ⅜ in (31.43 cm x 33.97 cm);22 ⅛ in x 18 ⅛ in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm);14 ⅜ in x 17 ⅜ in (36.51 cm x 44.13 cm);12 ⅜ in x 13 9/16 in (31.43 cm x 34.45 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
During this early period, Beckmann created works in the Impressionist style of the Berlin Secession. Not long afterwards, he would start to develop his more abstract style of Expressionism and become associated with the New Objectivity movement. This print shows a variety of everyday people getting ready to swim at Lake Tegel, Berlin's second-largest lake. Through the modern Impressionist style and genre scene type subject matter, this work fulfills the anti-aristocratic, experimental ideals of the Berlin Secession.

Physical Description
This lithograph shows a series of figures in various stages of undress in an outdoor scene. In the foreground, there is a small boy with shorts on. Behind him there are two women in skirts and corsets, one seated taking off her stockings, and one standing, facing away. To their right, are two figures lying on the ground. There is a large tree that rises to the right. The overall scene is created in dark, forceful lines and marks.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
planographic print

Additional Object Classification(s)

Collection Area

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Secession Movement
genre (visual works)
lakes (bodies of water)
women (female humans)

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