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  • New Objectivity
    Portrait and Still-Life Works of the 1920s

    In the 1920s Germany’s young democracy was still politically and socially immature. Great effort was required to uphold the stability of the Weimar Republic. During those years a loose group of Berlin artists developed a style that soon came to be known as New Objectivity.

    The new objective painters were not united by a programmatic manifesto of any kind, but oriented their art on the visible world. In this way they turned away from the Expressionists’ destruction of form or the Dadaists and their anti-bourgeois attitude. The artists of New Objectivity painted people and objects isolated from one another within the picture space. The resulting compositions were sober, clearly constructed, factually precise portrayals of people against backgrounds that were often symbolically encoded. This art movement with its cool formal language represented a contrast to the fervid mood of the age.

    The photographers of New Objectivity also relied on a strict, objective pictorial language. Their aim was to depict objects with their inherent simplicity and beauty. Respect for reality took over from an artistic invention of the world.

Exhibited Objects

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Kitchen Still Life with Herrings
  • um 1938
  • Öl auf Sperrholz
  • 50 x 60,5 cm (Bildmaß)
Woman in the Mirror
  • 1930
  • Gouache auf Karton mit grauem Karton-Rahmen
  • 41 x 36,5 cm (Blattmaß)
Stage design for "King Richard III" by William Shakespeare, "A State Room in the Palace", for a production of the municipal theatre
  • 1929 - 1930
  • Gouache und Silberbronze über Bleistift auf Karton
  • 27 x 36 cm (Bildmaß)
Portrait Grete K.
  • 1928
  • Öl auf Leinwand
  • 98,8 x 65,5 cm (Bildmaß)
Chorus-Girls
  • 1928/29
  • Öl auf Pappe
  • 64 x 47 cm (Bildmaß)
My Little Daughter Kiki
  • 1927
  • Öl auf Leinwand
  • 127 x 96 cm (Bildmaß)
Portrait of the Writer Ludwig Bäumer
  • 1927
  • Öl auf Holz
  • 61 x 50 cm (Bildmaß)
The Poet Iwar von Lücken
  • 1926
  • Öl und Tempera auf Leinwand
  • 226 x 120 cm (Bildmaß)
Jenny Seated
  • 1922/23
  • Öl auf Leinwand
  • 86,5 x 65 cm (Bildmaß)
Rehearsal at the Großes Schauspielhaus
  • 1922
  • Kaltnadelradierung
  • 14,3 x 19,1 cm (Plattenmaß)
Girls Head in Profile
  • um 1920
  • Kohle und Graphit auf bräunlichem Papier
  • 34 x 26,7 cm (Blattmaß)