Animals by Heinrich Campendonk

Woodcut, 1918.


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Year of production :
Heinrich Campendonk
Medium :
Original print, Woodcut
Ink, Paper
Dimensions :
height: 23.3 cms; width: 7.9 cms
Credit Line :
Copyright :
© DACS 2013.
Catalogue References:
Engels 33. Sohn 33. Rifkind 385. Sohn 108-11. Sohn 33304.
Associated Groups :
Der Blaue Reiter
World War I, Woodcut, Campendonk, Animals

From the illustrated book Deutsche Graphiker der Gegenwart (German Printmakers of Our Time), 1918 (published 1920).

Both Campendonk and his friend Franz Marc portrayed humans and animals in harmony with each other and nature, in an evocative, dreamlike world.

Campendonk lived near Marc in the village of Sindelsdorf from 1911 to 1914. He exhibited in the first Blue Rider exhibition in 1911. He was influenced by Marc’s animal mysticism and Kandinsky’s and Marc’s colour symbolism. He was also influenced by older votive paintings and recent Bavarian folk art and identified with the ‘primitive’ peasant.

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