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The Cover
January 8, 2003

Portrait of Emy

Author Affiliations

The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(2):139. doi:10.1001/jama.289.2.139

The day was memorable. On June 7, 1905, in the old and beautiful city of Dresden, four young architecture students, fed up with "establishment" art, founded a group that they hoped would carry the visual arts—in particular painting and printmaking—well beyond the old limits into new, uncharted territory. Unfettered by tradition, they would unite art and life, themselves and their work forming the bridge. At age 21, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884-1976) was the youngest. It was also he, inspired most likely by Nietzsche's Also sprach Zarathustra, who gave the group its name, Die Brücke ("the bridge").

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