Visions Plate 14: Shellfire by Max Slevogt

Lithograph, 1917.

Visions Plate 14: Shellfire

Art work details

Original Title :
Year of production :
Max Slevogt
Medium :
Original print, Lithograph
Ink, Paper
Dimensions :
height: 27 cms; width: 38 cms
Credit Line :
Purchased from Mrs Monika Kinley with MGC/V&A Purchase Grant Fund assistance
Associated Groups :
Berliner Secession
Lithograph, World War I, War, Slevogt, Visions

Plate 14 from ‘Visions’, 1916-17.

Black humour surfaces in this darkly comical image. Several skeletal figures representing death scream past each other from opposite directions, riding artillery shells and shrieking with glee as they fly toward the enemy lines. Slevogt depicts them almost like children, enjoying their ride in a macabre fairground of destruction.

V & A Purchase Grant Fund

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