Hans Neumann

Vampyr,

woodcut, c. 1902

 

Han Neumann (Kassel 1873-1957 Munich)

"Vampyr" ["Vampire"]

color woodcut on thin Japan

34,9 × 28 cm

circa 1902


Magnificent impression with fine color gradations, and a margin.


Condition: glued to the mat at the upper corners and at the lower edge; otherwise in excellent and original condition.

 

Sons of the painter Emil Neumann, Hans Neumann and his brother Ernst worked for the periodicals Jugend and Simplicissimus.  At the suggestion of graphic artist Otto Eckmann, Hans Neumann began working with the color woodcut. He then focused on this medium and created some of the most impressive color woodcuts of Munich Art Nouveau, including the woodcut "Vampyr."


"Vampyr" shows the obvious influence of Japanese woodblock prints and perhaps snapshot photography.

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