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Der Dichter (The Poet)
  • Wilhelm Geissler
    born: Hamm, Germany ; died: Wuppertal, Federal Republic of Germany (present-day Germany) ; active: Germany
  • Der Dichter (The Poet), circa 1925
  • Der künstliche Mensch / Zehn Blätter der Anklage (The Artificial Man / Ten pages for the prosecution), from Kunst der Jugend (Art of Youth) no. 7
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • woodcut
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 150 x 110 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 7/8 x 4 5/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 290 x 228 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 7/16 x 9 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0075.08
Label Text

A figure (robot) sitting on a pile of books writing on a tablet which is in his lap. There is a funnel attached to the figures head with letters being crammed into his head. A lightning bolt is striking the figures head from the top left corner of the image. There is a ribbon with text on the top right corner of the image. Bottom left corner, small bird sitting on a flower and watching the figure.