Die Hölle (Hell): Die Nacht (Night)
© DACS 2004

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Die Hölle (Hell): Die Nacht (Night) 1919
This print is probably the best known from the 'Hell' portfolio. The same scene was also painted by Beckmann shortly before starting work on these prints. It is certainly the most violent and horrific scene in the portfolio, showing the terror of a family attacked in their home. There is a sense of confusion, as it is difficult to determine exactly why the event is happening. In the bottom left corner we can see a howling dog, a reappearance from 'Der Nachhauseweg', one of the earlier prints in the series.

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Portfolio

A group of art works, by one or more artists, issued or housed together in a portfolio case. This often applies to photographs or prints, and portfolios often include a title page or introductory text. The term is also used to describe a group of works which exemplify an artist's work overall.

Print

An image pressed or stamped onto paper or fabric. This encompasses a wide variety of techniques, usually produced in multiples, although one-off prints, known as monoprints, are also included. The term is also applied to photographic images.

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Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 2465 G
  • Medium Lithograph
  • Size 87.00 x 61.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1981