The primitive-looking Biblical figures in this drypoint print reflect Max Beckmanns dark experience as a medical orderly in the First World War.
Adam und Eva by Max Beckmann, 1917
Courtesy Glasgow University Library
- drypoint on paper
- 23.7 × 17.6cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,277 ( Total: £6,554)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Christie's London; Maas Berlin; Theobald Jennings Ltd. An Art Loss Register search has been carried out.
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