Neue Galerie’s “degenerate” art and Babylon Berlin

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Neue Galerie’s compellingly incisive exhibition, titled “Eclipse of the Sun: Art of the Weimar Republic” and anchored by Georg Grosz’s 1926 painting Eclipse of the Sun, yields an ominously resonant tableau of a post-World War I Germany saturated with angst. Grosz’s busy, quizzical work depicts an aloof and corrupt Paul … read more… “Neue Galerie’s “degenerate” art and Babylon Berlin”

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German history paintings: Dix, Grosz, Beckmann, Meidner and Steinhardt

“Allemagne, les Années Noires,” or “Germany: The Black Years,” organized by Annette Vogel and Bertrand Lorquin. Musée Maillol, Paris. Through Feb. 4. In the NYTimes, Alan Riding reports: “It can be argued that Impressionism killed off historical painting, and with it the tradition of portraying military victories on canvas. Yet the genre was not quite … read more… “German history paintings: Dix, Grosz, Beckmann, Meidner and Steinhardt”

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