Meidner’s study of religion also found expression in a large number of portraits. These religious images are often self-portraits, even if only individual parts of the face – here, the eyes – bear a resemblance to Meidner’s physiognomy. What all these portraits have in common is a basic rhetorical stance that is communicated to viewers from within the composition. Viewers are directly addressed by a look or a gesture.


  • Title: Male Head
  • Creator: Ludwig Meidner (1884 - 1966)
  • Date Created: 1925
  • Location Created: Berlin, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: 72,2 cm x 56,9 cm
  • Subject Keywords: portrait, expressionism, judaism
  • Type: drawing
  • Rights: Ludwig Meidner Archiv
  • Medium: crayon

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