John Heartfield
As in the Middle Ages … so in the Third Reich 1934

Artwork details

Artist
John Heartfield 1891–1968
Title
As in the Middle Ages … so in the Third Reich
Wie im Mittelalter … so im Dritten Reichs
Date 1934
Medium Magazine
Dimensions Image: 382 x 270 mm
Collection
From the David King Collection
On short term loan
Reference
X39298

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Themes of torture and martyrdom are made explicit in this comparison across time is the theme of martyrdom. Heartfield commissioned and posed an actor in order to make the formal rhyme.

February 2016

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