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Post 1902

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Emil Orlik’s diversity of interests is manifested by the many paintings, drawings and prints he made of contemporary events and scenes from everyday life. The early prints in particular showed a vast miscellany - in later prints he depicted such diverse subjects as builders working on a construction site, an auction in progress, peasants working and conversing, women at their toilet, in fact any scene which interested him. In 1921 a portfolio was published by the Neue Kunsthandlung, Berlin, of 14 lithographs Orlik made of the law court case Aus dem Reigen-Process in which the playright Arthur Schnitzler and the actors were prosecuted over the banned play “Aus dem Reigen” . Orlik appeared as a defence witness at the trial.