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Winter Landscape in Moonlight  1919

by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

“Winter Landscape in Moonlight” depicts Tinzenhorn mountain in the Swiss Alps with vibrant intensity. This vista had special meaning for Kirchner, who had first gone to the Alps to recover from a nervous breakdown several years earlier. Kirchner wanted to paint his experiences with nature, as they stimulated his return to spiritual and physical health. An insomniac, he bec...
120,7 × 120,7 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of Detroit Institute of Arts