Museum Folkwang
  • Walter Gramatté: ›The Rebel‹, 1918
    Image Series of 4 Etchings on Manfred Georg's Tale ›The Rebel‹

  • The tale ›The Rebel‹ describes an unsuccessful attempt by the soldier Robert Boor, who had released a fatally wounded comrade from his suffering by shooting him in the head during the war, to try to re-establish a normal life after the war. Gramatté’s series begins with a portrait of the shot comrade and ends, like the tale, with the image of an eternal fall, as Robert’s life had been robbed of its basis: »With Robert swelled a horror of the inescapable so that, hitting out senselessly with both arms, to the floor he fell and fell, fell, fell…« (M. Georg).
  • Exh_Title_S: Walter Gramatté: ›The Rebel‹, 1918
    Image Series of 4 Etchings on Manfred Georg's Tale ›The Rebel‹
  • Exh_Id: 541
  • Exh_Comment_S (Verantw): Department of Prints and Drawings
  • Exh_SpareNField01_N (Verantw ID): 186
Works
Kopf Peters mit der Schusswunde in der Stirn
Robert im Theater
Szene im Café mit den Krüppeln
Der Sturz in die Unendlichkeit