Almost thirty years after the rare presentations of some of the exponents of German New Objectivity in Italy, this exhibition offers the public a central theme in the history of 20th-century art in Germany: the depiction of the difficult conditions of civil society in the wake of defeat in the First World War and the rapid process of modernisation and urbanisation.
The exhibition features key figures like Otto Dix, Christian Schad, George Grosz, Max Beckmann, August Sander and many others, who abandoned the exaggerated subjectivity and formal distortions of Expressionism in favor of realism, precision, sober objectiveness to investigate the devastating consequences of post war Germany.
- Christian Schad, Selfportrait, 1927, Private Collection, Loan by Courtesy of Tate Gallery London. © Bettina Schad, Archiv U. Nachlab & Christian Schad, by SIAE 2015
- Otto Dix, Portrait of the Lawyer Hugo Simons, 1925, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.© Otto Dix, by SIAE 2015– The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts