Category Archives: GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM

Franz Gertsch, Marina schminkt Luciano, 1975

Raw and powerful. Reminds me of Weimar, German Expressionism, and the films of Rainier Fassbinder.  

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Walter Nessler, Premonition

This painting by Nessler, his most famous, depicts London being bombed. He painted it before the London Blitz. A highly evocative work that conveys the influence of German Expressionism on him, art he must have been exposed to before he … Continue reading

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Helmut Middendorf, Big City Natives, 1979

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Helmut Middendorf, (b Germany 1973), Electric Night

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Felix Nussbaum, murdered Jewish artist by Nazis. The Secret, 1939

The Secret: whispers of concentration camps? or just of Jews being shot in pits?

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Felix Nussbaum, murdered Jewish artist by Nazis. Masquerade, 1939

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Felix Nussbaum, Self-Portrait with Identity Card, 1943

This painting always haunted me, before I discovered that in fact, Felix Nussbaum was gassed at Auschwitz. (His whole family was murdered). This painting was created while Nussbaum was in hiding from the Nazis. So many labeled degenerate artists were … Continue reading

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Emil Nolde, (German Expressionist), Mask Still Life

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Emil Nolde (German Expressionist), Blue Green Sea with Steamer

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Emil Nolde, (German Expressionist). Sunrise at Sea (feel a Munch influence)

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