Die Wehr (The Resistance), from Die Siebenhardenbeliebung series
The North Frisian law code asserted the right to take up arms in defense of the region. As seen in Grohs’s print, such a defense force would have been a flotilla. This is one of Grohs’s most beautiful print compositions. The repeated shapes of ships and sails create a strong rhythmic dynamic and, for all their realism, an almost abstract decorative pattern.