Komposition (Primary Title)
One of the original founders of Die Brücke, Heckel volunteered for military service at the outbreak of World War I in 1914, a year after the group officially broke up. The Blind Girl suggests sympathy for the vulnerability of the individual subject portrayed. Viewed in the context of the war’s complete devastation, however, it also provides a sense of cultural helplessness as Europe moved forward without any clear sense of what the future would look like when—or even if—the war ended.
The Ludwig and Rosy Fischer Collection, Gift of the Estate of Anne R. Fischer
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