Blake, Ludwig Meidner and Expressionism

Erle, S. (2018) Blake, Ludwig Meidner and Expressionism. Visual Culture in Britain, 19 (3). pp. 335-349. ISSN 1471-4787

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Ludwig Meidner (1884-1966), who belonged to the mystical wing of German Expressionism, developed his existing interest in Blake when he was forced to leave Germany in 1939. It is during his exile years that Meidner’s new style matured, and this was partly due to his new appreciation of Blake. The article examines the British context of Meidner’s engagement with Blake and outlines how he understood Blake in a cultural setting dominated by Neo-Romanticism as well as the existential fear of exile experience.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2018 Taylor & Francis. This is an author-produced version of a paper published in Visual Culture in Britain. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: William Blake, Ludwig Meidner, colour, expressionism, Herbert Read, Joseph P. Hodin, vision, exile
Divisions: School of Humanities
Depositing User: Dr Sibylle Erle
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 09:36
Last Modified: 22 May 2020 06:30

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