Artist: Frans Masereel (1889 -1972)
Technique: Woodcut not numbered
Signature: Yes in Pencil
Sale with frame: No
Size picture (in cm): 8.9 cm x 6.5 cm
Dimensions of the work: 16.7 cm x 11.5 cm (Paper)
Remarks: The Idea is a 1920 wordless novel by Flemish artist Frans Masereel. In eighty-three woodcut prints, the book tells an allegory of a man's idea, which takes the form of a naked woman who goes out into the world; the authorities try to suppress her nakedness, and execute a man who stands up for her.
The black background in the photo has been used to highlight the details of the paper used. (scanned object)
On loan for a longer period "exhibition in the Hermitage in Amsterdam", organized by the "Museum van de Geest" in Haarlem.