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Current Location:
Glenn A. Niemeyer Honors Hall -> 1st Floor (HON)
Location Notes:
HON; Academic, 1st fl., Front Entry Study Area

The East was Red with Cockrow

Artwork
Identifier:
2012.98.1
Artist:
Vera Klement
Credit:
Gift of the artist, Vera Klement
Medium:
Oil and Wax on Canvas
Date:
1999
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 96 in Width: 99 in
Historical Context:
"I followed Celan with the lyric poetry of his great friend Nelly Sachs (1891-1970), who died the same year he did- although unlike him, she was almost eighty. Sachs had managed to escape Germany to Sweden. Her poetry is scorched by the Holocaust. Aside from painting her portrait, her powerful images are at the heart of a number of large works I made at that time. I painted "The East was Red with Cockcrow" in 1999- the title taken from one of her poems about the Great Terror.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
oil paint
oil painting
oil paintings
Library of Congress Subjects:
Painting