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|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 358 cm
Height 286.5 cm
|Accession number||MB 1980/T 59 (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1980|
|Age artist||About 33 years old|
Kunst van formaat. De collectie XL vanaf de jaren vijftig (2018)
Beladen landschap (2017)
|Geographical origin||Germany > Western Europe > Europe|
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