Death as Juggler (Revolution) Christian Rohlfs (c. 1919) [24" X 18 POSTER]
Step into the vivid expressionist world with our 24" x 18" poster of Christian Rohlfs' 'Death as Juggler (Revolution),' created around 1919. This provocative piece encapsulates the chaos and transformative energy of the post-World War I landscape. Rohlfs employs a raw, graphic style, using stark, primary colors to cut through the darkness, symbolizing the stark realities and upheavals of the time. The figure of Death, reimagined as a juggler, dances amidst the turmoil, suggesting the precarious balance of life and the indiscriminate nature of mortality during the revolution.
The bold, simplified forms are reminiscent of woodcut techniques, giving the work an urgent, almost primal feel that was emblematic of the German Expressionist movement. Themes of existentialism and fate are rendered in broad, almost aggressive strokes, reflecting the collective anxiety and fervor for change that defined the era. Rohlfs' work is not just a visual statement but a historical echo of a world in flux.
This poster, printed on high-quality matte paper, brings a piece of revolutionary art history into your space. It’s more than a conversation starter—it’s a window into the soul of a society at one of its most pivotal points, making it a powerful and thought-provoking addition to any collection.
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 189 g/m²
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%
• Paper is sourced from Japan
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