The Mad II (Die Irren II) (headpiece, page 26) from Umbra vitae (Shadow of Life)

Woodcut from an illustrated book of fifty woodcuts | 2.5 x 7.5cm | 1924

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner illustrated the 1924 reprint of Umbra Vitae (Shadow of life), a posthumous collection of Georg Heym's Expressionist poems that was first published in 1912, the year of the poet's premature death, at age twenty-four, by drowning....
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