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Title

Abstract composition

1921


Artist

Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack

Germany, Australia

11 Jul 1893 - 07 Jan 1965


Details


Place where the work was made

Weimar Germany


Date

1921


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodcut, black, blue, red, yellow and beige on ivory laid paper


Edition

unknown


Dimensions

11.5 x 9.7 cm blockmark (irreg.); 24.2 x 15.8 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. below blockmark, pencil "L.H. Mack 1921".


Credit

Gift of Olive Hirschfeld, the artist's widow 1970


Location

Not on display


Accession number

DA7.1970


Artist information

Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack

Works in the collection

39


Shown in 6 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Nicholas Draffin, Prints in Germany 1880-1940, Sydney, 1989, 4.

Nicholas Draffin, Two masters of the Weimar Bauhaus: Lyonel Feininger, Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack, 'Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack', pg. 39-44, Sydney, 1974, 46 (illus.). cat.no. 42

Renée Free, Modernism 1900-1950: prints and drawings from the collection, Sydney, 1994.

John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Gloomy tale of cultural failure', pg. 18-19, Sydney, 18 Oct 2008-19 Oct 2008, 19. NOTE: General reference.

Andrew McNamara, Modern times: the untold story of modernism in Australia, '1 The Bauhaus in Australia: Interdisciplinary confluences in Modernist practices', pg. 2-15, Sydney, 2008, 10 (colour illus.). NOTE: Caption reads 'In 1921 Hirschfeld-Mack was a student at the Bauhaus. This work shows how the young artist has moved towards abstract composition, yet it also contains very discernible figuration, chiefly on the theme of music, which was one of Hirschfeld-Mack's enduring interests as he continually explored affinities between the visual arts and music.'