Tag Archives: Germany

Tanz (dancing), Berlin, 1927

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Flower meadow, Germering, Bavaria

Stunning image of wildflowers by Polybert49 found on this photo stream.

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Scenes from Buchenwald

Although I usually post on art, a post by Mogromo about his Uncle at Dachau concentration camp got me thinking about a shocking film I saw that the Allies took shortly after WWII. They forced German civilians (mainly women, who else was … Continue reading

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Michel Erhart 1469-1522, German sculptor, Gothic

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Gregor Erhart (c.1470-1540), German (late gothic) sculptor

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Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze (nickname: Wols), photo (1930s?)

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Wols (Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze), Portrait, 1935

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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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