Neapolitan Singer (Neapolitanische Sängerin)
Erich Heckel, Max Pechstein (see work on view nearby), and the other artists of Die Brücke (The Bridge), an early German Expressionist group founded in 1905, were fascinated by the decadent culture of urban nightclubs and cabarets, a theme that had roots in works by nineteenth-century artists including Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Here, Heckel experimented with raw lines and lurid, contrasting colors that convey a sense of overstimulation and anxiety.
Lithograph in black ink and relief print in red and green ink on wove paper
image (uneven): 7 1/4 × 6 1/16 in. (18.4 × 15.4 cm)
sheet: 16 5/8 x 11 5/8 in. (42.2 x 29.5 cm) (show scale)
Signed, "Erich Heckel, 1909" at lower right in pencil
Lower left in graphite: "Erich Heckel 1909"
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Erich Heckel (German, 1883-1970). Neapolitan Singer (Neapolitanische Sängerin), 1909. Lithograph in black ink and relief print in red and green ink on wove paper, image (uneven): 7 1/4 × 6 1/16 in. (18.4 × 15.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 38.126. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 38.126_PS2.jpg)
overall, 38.126_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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