Category Archives: GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM

Conrad Felixmüller, German Expressionist

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Artillerymen (Das Soldatenbad), 1915, German Expressionism.

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, The Drinker (Self-Portait)

One of the most powerful Expressionist painters. Took his own life in 1938 as a result of depression and distraught reaction to the Nazi overtaking of Germany and Europe.

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Max Pechstein and Why Nazis hated Expressionism

German Expressionism was derided by the Nazis as “Degenerate Art.” Before some research, I did not fully understand. (See more below picture) Max Pechstein, Girl with Red Fan I thought it was simply that they preferred a neoclassical style. or that … Continue reading

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Emile Nolde, German Expressionist, reflecting in Goebbels

“There are those who say my art work was sponsored and bought by Jews. This is false too. Some scattered paintings have found their way into the hands of Jews through the art market. Generally however they antagonize me. They … Continue reading

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Weimar, Berlin: “City of Whores”

Otto Dix, German Expressionist, painted the dancer Anita Berber, in 1925 (see portrait in red). This image has documented her existence, which few of us today know of, but in her time in Weimar, Berlin, Berber was the essence of … Continue reading

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Max Beckmann, Begin the Beguine

One of my favorite artists after Munch is a German Expressionist, Max Beckmann (1884-1950), a painter, printmaker, and draftsman who did not consider himself an “Expressionist”. He was both prophetic and prolific, painting iconographic images about war, the Weimar Republic and … Continue reading

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Welcome to this blog, which is primarily devoted to art: short analyses or reflections on works which will include a range of genres and periods from German Expressionism, Symbolism, Pre-Raphaelites, Post-Modernism, Fauvism, Saatchi artists, Romanticism, Medieval, Classical, Austrian art, Dutch … Continue reading

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