Erich Heckel (1883–1970)
Mnnerbildnis [Portrait of a man] 1919
lithograph on paper
image 37.8 x 32.4 cm
sheet 64.2 x 47.8 cm
Collection of the National Gallery of Australia

20 August – 7 November 2004

From the National Gallery of Australia's collection of International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books, Rough Cuts draws on works from two major periods of European figurativism, the early period of 'German' Expressionism — 1895 to 1925, and the later neo-figurative period of the 70s and 80s.

Featured artists from the earlier period include Gauguin, Munch, Heckel, Kirchner, Nolde and Pechstein amongst others; while the later period will include works by German artists such as Immenforff, Penck, Baselitz and Polke; and the Italians Francesco Clemente, Sandro Chia, Mimmo Paladino, Mario Merz and Enzo Cucchi.