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Lot and His Daughters
  • © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
  • Repro: Kai-Annett Becker
    • Georg Tappert (1880 - 1957)

  • TitleLot and His Daughters
  • Date1911
  • CategoryGemälde
  • MaterialÖl auf Leinwand
  • Dimensions125 x 151 cm (Bildmaß), 133 x 158 x 5 cm (Rahmenmaß)
  • Signaturesigniert und datiert oben links: "Tappert 11"
  • Inventory NumberBG-M 2487/81
  • CreditlineErworben aus Mitteln der Stiftung DKLB, Berlin, 1981
  • On DisplayYes
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The painting refers to the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorra. It shows the old man Lot and his two adult daughters. After the destruction of Gomorra they are both afraid that they will be unable to find husbands. They get their father drunk and lie with him. In his painting Tappert conveys their unscrupulous desire to live, which
is turning into anxiety and scruples in the case of one sister. The painting is a programmatic image of Tappert's early expressionism and was shown at the 3rd exhibition of the New Secession in 1911. As a founding member and deputy presi¬dent of the New Secession, Georg Tappert was one of the most important representatives of this new artists' association alongside Max Pechstein.