Moriz Melzer, Der Dreiklang
[design for a Novembergruppe magazine to be named after “Triad”], 1920 | Repro: © Berlinische Galerie
Moriz Melzer, Der Dreiklang [design for a Novembergruppe magazine to be named after “Triad”], 1920 | Repro: © Berlinische Galerie

Collection on the "Novembergruppe"

The "Novembergruppe" was formed in late 1918 as a reaction to the November Revolution. Its members included artists, architects, writers and composers of various stylistic tendencies such as Rudolf Belling, Hanns Eisler, César Klein, El Lissitzky, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Otto Möller, Max Pechstein, Artur Segal and Bruno Taut. Until it was banned in 1933, the group generally comprised circa 120 members, who shaped the art world in Berlin. It demanded an influence on art politics, e.g. collaboration on public building projects and involvement in the development of art legislation and the allocation of exhibition space. The association took part with an own section from 1919 till 1937 in the “Great Berlin Art Exhibition” and organized numerous events overlapping into fields beyond fine art, such as concerts of contemporary music or film screenings. Moriz Melzer suggested “The Triad” (Der Dreiklang) as a programmatic title for a magazine issued by the “Novembergruppe” and designed a title page which has survived.

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Moriz Melzer
Der Dreiklang
[design for a Novembergruppe magazine to be named after “Triad”], 1920
Watercolour and pencil, 30 × 21.8 cm
Berlinische Galerie, Helga-Kliemann-Archiv, purchased from budgetary funds, Berlin 1999

Helga Kliemann Archive
© Legal heirs to Moriz Melzer

Dataset at Collection-Online