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  • Metropolitan Berlin
    New Objectivity in the 1920s

    Berlin in the 1920s was at once an industrial hub, a stage for nightlife entertainment and a rapidly growing city. It soon became a magnet for the artistic avant-garde. But the Weimar Republic was a new and fragile democracy. Fierce social and political conflicts were a feature of everyday life.

    Art critic Paul Westheim described 1920s Berlin as the “most matter-of-fact of all major European cities”. He was referring to a mood that defined this era. In art too, a more factual style had taken root since the First World War: New Objectivity. Its proponents were keen to depict real conditions accurately and hone an awareness of urban life. Many artists pursuing other styles were likewise inspired by everyday themes.

    The magazine industry thrived in the 1920s. This boosted demand for a new type of photograph. Alongside fashion and commercial photography, a new format proved especially popular: reportage photography. Its factual approach perfectly complemented a more objective style of reporting.

Exhibited Objects

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Französische Delegation schaut sich Erich Salomon Fotografien an, in der Bildmitte: der französische Ministerpräsident Léon Blum
Lausanner Abrüstungskonferenz. Der britische Premierminister Ramsay MacDonald mit seiner Tochter und seinem Privatsekretär im Hotel Beau Rivage
Jackson Day Dinner. Senator James Hamilton Lewis und zwei Damen, vermutlich Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C.
  • Februar 1932
  • Silbergelatinepapier
  • 19,1 x 25,6 cm (Objektmaß)
The Folly Square
  • 1931
  • Öl auf Leinwand
  • 97 x 195,5 cm (Bildmaß)
Suburban Park in Spring (Preußenpark Berlin-Wilmersdorf)
  • 1930
  • Öl auf Leinwand
  • 120 x 90 cm (Bildmaß)
Carola Neher, Karl Vollmoeller und Grete Walter auf dem Filmball in Berlin
  • um 1930
  • Silbergelatinepapier
  • 19,2 x 24,7 cm (Bildmaß)
Ein charmantes Paar auf dem Treppenabsatz im Hotel Des Indes in Den Haag, in der Spiegelung der Fotograf Dr. Erich Salomon
    • Hermann Nonnenmacher (1892 - 1988)

  • Farewell

  • 1928
  • Mahagoniholz
  • 104 x 38 x 20 cm (Objektmaß)
Berlin Street Scene
  • 1921
  • Öl auf Hartfaserplatte
  • 74 x 103 cm (Bildmaß)
Boxer from a Show Booth
  • 1921
  • Öl auf Leinwand
  • 95 x 110 cm (Bildmaß)