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Wege der weltweisheit (Die Hermannschlacht)

Wege der weltweisheit (Die Hermannschlacht)

Anselm Kiefer (in 1978)

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Like Baselitz, Kiefer sometimes makes prints of giant proportions, which he presents as individual sheets, cuts and binds into books or sticks to canvases and partially paints over. Here we see a fire in a pine forest, a kind of holy place, referring to the location of the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, fought in 9 CE between the Romans and an alliance of Germanic tribes. The battle has taken on mythic proportions in German history. The scene is surrounded by heads of relevant historical figures.

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Title Wege der weltweisheit (Die Hermannschlacht)
Material and technique Oil on paper
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Weight 133
Width 358 cm
Height 286.5 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Anselm Kiefer
Accession number MB 1980/T 59 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1980
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1980
Age artist About 33 years old
Internal exhibitions Kunst van formaat. De collectie XL vanaf de jaren vijftig (2018)
External exhibitions Beladen landschap (2017)
Geographical origin Germany > Western Europe > Europe

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Anselm Kiefer

Donaueschingen 1945

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