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Artilleriereitplatz (Artillery Riding Arena)

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Artilleriereitplatz (Artillery Riding Arena), 1915, ink on paper, The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection, no known copyright restrictions, 81.81.215

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Title

Artilleriereitplatz (Artillery Riding Arena)

Artist

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German, 1880-1938)

Date

1915

Medium

ink on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image/sheet: 3 1/2 in x 7 3/8 in

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art

Category

Drawings

Object Type

drawing

Culture

German

Credit Line

The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection

Accession Number

81.81.215

Copyright

no known copyright restrictions

Terms

drawings

horse

ink

paper

sketches

The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphics Art Collection

wars

World War I (1914-1918)

world wars

Description

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner volunteered for military service but soon suffered a mental collapse and spent the remainder of the war years in a sanitarium in Switzerland. During his short service in the war, Kirchner learned to ride and care for horses, as seen in this small image. The nervous energy of the drawn line suggests the artist's heightened anxiety at the time he made the sketch.

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