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Erich
Heckel
Germany 
1883−1970
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Erich Heckel (German Erich Heckel; July 31, 1883, Dobeln, Saxony — January 27, 1970, Hemmenhofen, Germany) — German expressionist, masterly engraver, one of the founders of the artistic association "Most", in which in addition to his ideological and creative participation, he also performed the irreplaceable work of a secretary and accountant. The entire First World War, being unfit for service, took out the wounded as part of the sanitary brigade. He lived an unusually long, evenly creative and balanced life, taught, arranged exhibitions, traveled — a great success for a German artist in the first half of the twentieth century.

Features of the artist Erich Heckel: Heckel’s work is clearly divided into periods separated by global upheavals — two world wars. Exotic, provocative, erotic, barbaric, wild, bright painting — in the period before the First World War: with beaches, nudes of friends and models. At the same time — experiments with wood engraving, in which angular, rough material properties are used, in which uniform color spots form flat, sharp images. Depressed, heavy, broken painting — in the postwar period. And gradually brightening, sunny, deserted world — in the pictures, painted in a time of peace, filled with hope. After World War II, Heckel returns to the engraving: now it’s landscapes, soft, detailed portraits and book illustrations.

Famous paintings by Erich Heckel: "Brickworks", "Portrait of a man", "Girl with a doll (France)", "Glass Day", "Scene by the sea", "Bathers among the reeds".

Author: Anna Sidelnikova

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Erich Heckel. Stehendes Kind (Fränzi stehend)
Stehendes Kind (Fränzi stehend)
Erich Heckel
1911, 54.2×40 cm
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took its start and got stronger. Overall, it’s all roughly known. Except for one rock-solid spatiotemporal benchmark: Northern Europe on the eve of the First World War. Expressionism
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You can hardly tell the exact day or year of the birth of Expressionism
You can hardly tell the exact day or year of the birth of Expressionism, which is usual for all powerful art movements. You cannot draw a border on the map and indicate the territory where Expressionism took its start and got stronger. Overall, it’s all roughly known. Except for one rock-solid spatiotemporal benchmark: Northern Europe on the eve of the First World War. Expressionism is an avant-garde art movement, a new tragic worldview, and a whole set of significant motifs, symbols, and myths. Moreover, it is a revolutionary reaction both to the shabby, lifeless traditional academic art, and the light, idyllic southern impressionistic “appearance” of the world. Read more
, which is usual for all powerful art movements. You cannot draw a border on the map and indicate the territory where Expressionism
You can hardly tell the exact day or year of the birth of Expressionism, which is usual for all powerful art movements. You cannot draw a border on the map and indicate the territory where Expressionism took its start and got stronger. Overall, it’s all roughly known. Except for one rock-solid spatiotemporal benchmark: Northern Europe on the eve of the First World War. Expressionism is an avant-garde art movement, a new tragic worldview, and a whole set of significant motifs, symbols, and myths. Moreover, it is a revolutionary reaction both to the shabby, lifeless traditional academic art, and the light, idyllic southern impressionistic “appearance” of the world. Read more
took its start and got stronger. Overall, it’s all roughly known. Except for one rock-solid spatiotemporal benchmark: Northern Europe on the eve of the First World War. Expressionism
You can hardly tell the exact day or year of the birth of Expressionism, which is usual for all powerful art movements. You cannot draw a border on the map and indicate the territory where Expressionism took its start and got stronger. Overall, it’s all roughly known. Except for one rock-solid spatiotemporal benchmark: Northern Europe on the eve of the First World War. Expressionism is an avant-garde art movement, a new tragic worldview, and a whole set of significant motifs, symbols, and myths. Moreover, it is a revolutionary reaction both to the shabby, lifeless traditional academic art, and the light, idyllic southern impressionistic “appearance” of the world. Read more
is an avant…
Hellen Yermakova
, May 16, 2018 06:51 AM 0
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Анна, напишите пожалуйста автора это очень хорошей статьи!! Это Вы???
Tatyana Somova
, May 16, 2018 07:35 AM 1
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Автор: Анна Сидельникова. Да, это она комментировала выше.
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1912, 30×31 cm
1918, 83×70 cm
1919, 71×80 cm
1914, 14×19 cm
1914, 24×19 cm
1933, 21×29 cm
1919, 46×32 cm
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