Bomb Crater | ink colored | Friedrich Neubauer

Bomb Crater

inventory number: 10144
Drawings coloured
055 x 039 cm

Despite of the tragedy and the distress of that time Friedrich Neubauer began to document the situation by drawing. In the touching water color picture, captioned by him “Life returns”, he depicts the everyday life of the people in Nuremberg. A fisherman is sitting at a bomb crater with the ruins in the background, some youths built a springboard and jump into the splashing water. Children are playing on the soil, and in front of the quickly built ramshackle huts the laundry flutters in the wind. The threatening ruins in the background at the horizon of the picture highlight the drama of the situation. This colored pen-and-ink drawing is today an important contemporary document and a warning at the same time.