- History of Art
This podcast is part of Watson Conversations, a growing collection of podcasts produced by Wheaton students as part of Art History 240: Art of the Avant-Gardes, 1900-1945: France, Germany, Italy and Russia.
Erich Heckel, Man on a Plain (Mann in der Ebene) 1917, from the portfolio Eleven Woodcuts, 1912-1919
Gift of Mary Jane Goodloe in Memory of Mary Heuser
Kirstie Parkinson ‘13 and Leon Morabia ’14 describe how Heckel, a member of the German Expressionist Brücke group, uses the woodblock technique to emphasize the separation of the depicted figure from his surrounding landscape, highlighting our impression of the subject’s discomfort and claustrophobia.