Bank of the Main and Church, Max Beckmann
Max Beckmann
Bank of the Main and Church
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Max Beckmann

Bank of the Main and Church, 1925

67.5 x 45 x 2.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
LG 69
On permanent loan from Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main since 2010
Not on display


About the Work

This vertical-format work shows a view of the Sachsenhausen bank of the Main River and the eye-catching tower of the Dreikönigskirche. Beckmann's flat and his studio in Schweizer Strasse were just steps away from the Eiserner Steg footbridge, whose railing can be seen as a detail at the lower edge of the picture. The bank of the river with its spacious storage yard is deserted; a few boats are moored motionless in the water. The row of trees fringing the embankment of Schaumainkai obscures the view of the street. The vast cloud formation spreading across the bright sky alongside the strong vertical of the Neo-Gothic tower lends the picture a threatening atmosphere.

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