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.