About this artwork

In this print, Beckmann has depicted an interior scene. In comparison to the rest of the prints in the portfolio, this one is distinct by virtue of it being framed in black and quiet in mood. This helps to make it stand out from the chaotic scenes shown in the other prints. The scene was apparently inspired by a meagre meal of sardines that the artist shared with his son and relatives in Berlin. The shadowy figure in the background may refer to Christ, with the Lamb of God at his feet.

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Max Beckmann

Max Beckmann