During his military service as an interpreter in a POW camp from 1916 on, Meidner wrote the hymn-like prose poems that were later published in the collections “Im Nacken das Sternemeer” (The Sea of Stars at My Back) and “Septemberschrei” (September Cry). The texts and illustrations attest to his intense involvement with religion. The prophets or supplicants in his pictures are in a state of either ecstatic rapture or desperate lament.


  • Title: Kneeling Figure
  • Creator: Ludwig Meidner (1884 - 1966)
  • Date Created: 1918
  • Location Created: Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: 27,8 cm x 21,8 cm
  • Subject Keywords: expressionism, prophet, world war I
  • Type: print
  • Rights: Ludwig Meidner Archiv
  • Medium: offset printing

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