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Mother and Child
Page from Der Bildermann 1, No. 6 (1916), recto Horns Riff by August Gaul. Printed by Paul Cassirer.
From a Modern Dance of Death
War is depicted as a massive giant poised above a mountain of skeletons, ending life with a sledgehammer blow. Barlach’s title looks back to the medieval theme ‘A Dance of Death’ in which living and dead both join a procession or dance, portraying…
Blessed are the Merciful, for they shall obtain Mercy.
Page from Der Bildermann 1, No. 16 (1916), recto Resurrectio Poloniae by August Gaul. Printed by Paul Cassirer.
Page from Der Bildermann 1, No. 1 (1916), verso Symbole der Zeit I by Max Slevogt. Printed by Paul Cassirer.
He for whom Time is Eternity and Eternity time, is liberated from all suffering (quotation from J Bohme).
Page from Der Bildermann 1, No. 13 (1916), recto Auf Urlaub by Heinrich Zille. Printed by Paul Cassirer.
The Year of our Lord 1916
Title page of Der Bildermann 1, No. 14 (1916), verso Wenns so weiter geht... by August Gaul. Barlach wrote in his diary: “Today I sent a drawing to Der Bildermann - Christ is led by the Devil on to a mountain and shown the kingdoms of the world and…
Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace)
Title page from Der Bildermann 1, No. 18 (1916), verso Weihnacht by August Gaul. Give us Peace, (Dona Nobis Pacem), from the Agnus Dei in the Latin mass. Printed in the Christmas issue, a sorrowing Madonna ‘clothed with the sun’ floats high above…
Brothers, 'We Have Found a Path'
This is an illustration to a poem by Christian Morgenstern 'We Have Found a Path'. Page from Der Bildermann 1, No. 7 supplement (1916). Printed by Paul Cassirer.
Originally Plate No. 8 (page number 29) from 'Der Findling' (The Foundling) portfolio, 1922 (Shult 180). Printed by Paul Cassirer.
Portrait of Heinrich Simon
Heinrich Simon was Editor-in-Chief of the Frankfurter Zeitung, a liberal and democratic newspaper free of party influence. The paper championed modern art, poetry and drama. In 1931, he said: “It is good to remember that time in which the advocates…