Dressing Room by Max Beckmann

Etching, 1922.

Dressing Room

Art work details

Original Title :
Year of production :
Max Beckmann
Medium :
Original print, Drypoint, Etching
Ink, Paper
Dimensions :
plate height: 20.5 cms; plate width: 15.5 cms
Credit Line :
Purchased from Mrs Margaret Fisher
Copyright :
© DACS 2013.
Catalogue References:
Glaser 167. Gallwitz 164. Hofmaier 192 B b. Rifkind 138 2.
Weimar Republic, Beckmann, Drypoint

Plate 2 of The Fair, a series of ten drypoints published by Maier-Graefe and Reinhard Piper in 1922.

In a cramped interior, two performers apply their make-up, having to share the same tiny table and mirror. The expressions are a mixture of distortion and weariness, the mask of happiness slipping to reveal the grim reality of a life on the move.

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