Feininger in the Harz Mountains

In 1917 and 1918 Lyonel Feininger, future Bauhaus master, spent the summer with his family in the town of Braunlage in the Harz mountains, despite travel restrictions. A great number of landscape drawings were created here. In these Feininger developed his artistic expression, influenced by Cubism, and which had not been seen on this scale before. The drawings are not only successful artistic impressions of Feininger’s visit to the Harz Mountains, but also represent an important stage in his development: towards woodcuts and also towards the clarification of design issues. The juxtaposition of both techniques means that this publication presents an instructive comparison and portrays the unique works created in the Harz Mountains as an important contribution to the clarification of design issues by the artist, leading to Feininger’s characteristic art in the 1920s.
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Feininger in the Harz Mountains

May 2009

ISBN 978-3-86678-295-2

15,00 × 21,00 cm

128 pages

100 colored and 15 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust jacket, without Schuber

Languages: German

by Björn Egging

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Feininger im Harz“, 13 June 2009 to 20 September 2009, Lyonel-Feininger-Galerie, Quedlinburg.