Thursday, November 29, 2012

Apocalyptic Landscape

This is Ludwig Meidner's (Germany, Bernstadt, 1884 - 1966) Apocalyptic Landscape, 1913. This painting is oil on canvas. Meidner intended this painting to depict the eve of World War I, predicting the violence, destruction, and devastation that was going to hit Europe at that time. This painting is part of a series of apocalyptic paintings that Ludwig produced. I chose this painting because it is an interesting take on landscape drawing that we are currently learning about in class. The colors and sharp edges of the figures demonstrate chaos and destruction. This powerful painting is definitely making a statement about how Ludwig feels about war, like it is an apocalypses.

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