With his “Krieg” (War) series, created 1914, Meidner became one of the first German painters to criticize the war in artistic terms. In this cycle, already Meidner showed the horrors of war while the overwhelming majority of Germans – including most intellectuals and artists – were still infected by a euphoric enthusiasm for the war.


  • Title: The Bomb
  • Creator: Ludwig Meidner (1884 - 1966)
  • Date Created: 1914
  • Location Created: Dresden, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: 22,5 cm x 29,7 cm
  • Subject Keywords: apocalypse, World War I, expressionism
  • Type: print
  • Contributor: purchased from art trade 2016 with kind support of the Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer des Jüdischen Museums
  • Rights: Ludwig Meidner Archiv
  • Medium: heliogravure

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