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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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Distortions of Grande Odalisque and Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

Some parallels lie between the works below, with the major themes being: nudity, brothels, colonialism, distortion, and space. See more below. Ingres’ painting, left, Grande Odalisque or Une Odalisque, caused controversial amongst the academy. He was breaking with neo-classicism and … Continue reading

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