Adam und Eva by Max Beckmann

The primitive-looking Biblical figures in this drypoint print reflect Max Beckmann’s dark experience as a medical orderly in the First World War.

Details

Medium:
drypoint on paper
Dimensions:
23.7 × 17.6cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,277 ( Total: £6,554)
Acquired in:
2015
Vendor:
Theobald Jennings Ltd

It is now regarded as a key image of his period of mental breakdown. Beckmann was later declared a ‘degenerate artist’ by the Nazi regime and emigrated first to Holland, and later to the USA.

Provenance

Christie's London; Maas Berlin; Theobald Jennings Ltd. An Art Loss Register search has been carried out.

Venue details

Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, GLASGOW Strathclyde G12 8QQ 0141 330 4221 www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

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