John Heartfield

As in the Middle Ages … so in the Third Reich

1934

On display at Tate Modern

Original title
Wie im Mittelalter … so im Dritten Reichs
Medium
Magazine
Dimensions
Image: 382 x 270 mm
Collection
From the David King Collection
On short term loan
Reference
X39298

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, February 2016