Snow Landscape (Schneelandschaft)
oil on canvas
33 x 38 in
83.82 x 96.52 cm
The Ludwig and Rosy Fischer Collection, Bequest of Anne R. Fischer
Landscapes were a common subject for Die Brücke artists, and founding member Erich Heckel’s early scenes often displayed the vivid colors and distorted forms that were characteristic of the group. Here, however, the subdued palette of this wintry vista reflects the maturing of style that occurred for many Die Brücke artists as they sought ways to express a sense of despair in the face of World War I.