The New York City–born painter Lyonel Feininger completed this landscape in the northern town of Zirchow, in his family’s
native Germany, at the height of World War I. As an American, he avoided Germany’s draft and never fought on the front lines of the war he described as a "monstrous, man-eating machine." Feininger’s use of intersecting planes of various color to define a church steeple are typical of a Cubist idiom that flourished in war-torn Europe.
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Lyonel Feininger (American, 1871-1956). Zirchow V, 1916. Oil on canvas, 31 7/8 x 39 5/8 in. (81 x 100.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Spaeth, by exchange and John B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 54.62. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 54.62_SL1.jpg)
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