The Night

Accession Number

The Night

Lothar Schreyer

Artist Nationality
German (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
lithograph and watercolor on paper

17 7/8 in x 11 7/8 in (45.4 cm x 30.2 cm);17 7/8 in x 11 7/8 in (45.4 cm x 30.16 cm);11 1/2 in x 6 3/4 in (29.21 cm x 17.15 cm);19 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in (48.9 cm x 36.2 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Lothar Schreyer did several editions of this print with a different color in the lower half circle (black in this print). One of them was included in the Bauhaus portfolio titled New European Graphics, 1st Portfolio: Masters of the State Bauhaus, a project that was intended to raise money for the school. The first portfolio contained prints by masters of the Bauhaus style. Schreyer was a member of the Bauhaus School for a brief period in the early 1920s. His work was considered to have charactersitics of the German Expressionist movement as well.

Physical Description
This abstract composition has two black half circles, and a large one with the rounded side to the left balanced precariously on a smaller one with the rounded side to the right. At the top, five yellow stripes hang from a line extending from the top half circle. At the bottom, the entire structure balances atop three sides to a square. In the upper right corner is a cone shape outlined in small black dots.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Abstract (fine arts style)
German (culture or style)
Non-Representational Art
geometric shape
modern and contemporary art

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