Der Hirte (from GENIUS: Zeitschrift fur Werdende und Alte Kunst) by Richard Seewald

Der Hirte (from GENIUS: Zeitschrift fur Werdende und Alte Kunst) by Richard Seewald

Der Hirte (from GENIUS: Zeitschrift fur Werdende und Alte Kunst)

Richard Seewald

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Title

Der Hirte (from GENIUS: Zeitschrift fur Werdende und Alte Kunst)

 
Artist
Year
1919  
Technique
woodcut with pochoir color 
Image Size
9 3/8 x 7" image 
Signature
unsigned, as usual 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
letterpress text on verso: artist, title, medium 
Reference
Jentsch H77 III; Rifkind 2707 
Paper
cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Genius 1, No 1 1919 
Inventory ID
18067 
Price
$600.00 
Description

In 1919 publisher Hans Mardersteig and Carl Georg Heise approached the publisher Karl Wolff about commissioning works from leading German Expressionists, to be compiled into a portfolio. Wolff, though doubtful of the relevance of the new and controversial art movement, agreed to the proposal, with the caveat that it also include a literary section, and between the years 1919 and 1921, GENIUS, a three-part portfolio of art and literature, was produced for sale by subscription.

Each periodical came with two books, one dedicated to the “developing arts” and the other to “poetry and humanity.” Seewald’s “Die Hirte” was one such contribution, a stylized, Cubist influenced depiction of a shepherd and his small flock of animals resting in a Bavarian forest.

 
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