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An image of Abstract composition by Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack

Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack

(Germany, Australia 11 Jul 1893 – 07 Jan 1965)

Title
Abstract composition
Place of origin
WeimarGermany
Year
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
Accession number
DA7.1970
Copyright
© Reproduced with permission
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (5)

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

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

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.'

Exhibition history (6)

Two masters of the Weimar Bauhaus: Lyonel Feininger, Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack:

The edge of the world, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 Jul 1985–25 Aug 1985

Prints in Germany 1880-1940, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 28 Oct 1989–07 Jan 1990

Modernism 1900-1950: prints and drawings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Jul 1994–25 Sep 1994

Bauhaus and Expressionism: German prints and drawings from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, 04 Mar 2005–15 May 2005

Modern Times, Powerhouse Museum, Australia, 01 Aug 2008–08 Feb 2009