Taubach. 1913. Colored chalk drawing and color pen. Dated "15 V 13" upper rigth and titled lower right. On light paper (left margin with punched holes). 16.4 x 20.5 cm (6.4 x 8 in), the full sheet.
Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by Achim Moeller, Lyonel Feininger Project LLC, New York – Berlin, on 17 April, 2015. The work is registered in the archive of the Lyonel Feininger Project with the number 1335-04-17-15.
To Lyonel Feininger, an American with German roots, the discovery of the old continent was an artistic gain of a special kind. Next to the Baltic Sea, he was very fond of Thuringia, where he found inspiration for his Cubist fragmentations in the small villages with their winding alleys. This work, which shows the town of Taubach, is also characterized by the contrast between a rural calmness and the typical line- and surface arrangement. While the street of houses may have been an idylic sight in reality, Feininger adds expressiveness and dynamics to it on the paper.