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F14 Arslan - GERMAN 232 - Introduction to German Film

Expressionism and New Objectivity

Käthe Kollwitz
The Downtrodden (Zertretene)
aquatint and etching | paper
Gift of Edwin M. Otterbourg
In the foreground, a man and a woman carry a child as they move to the left of the page. The man carries the child's body, while the woman holds the childs head. The man's face is turned towards the left, while the woman's head is bowed toward the child. The man and woman are dressed in dark clothes, while the child is shown in white. The child's arm hangs limp. A crowd of children is gathered in the background, looking at the three main figures.
Käthe Kollwitz
Child Run Over
softground etching | paper
Museum Purchase
Käthe Kollwitz
'Bauernkrieg' (Peasant War Cycle). Losbruch (Outbreak)
aquatint and etching | paper
Museum Purchase
Pen and ink drawing of nude woman, presumably dead or in the act of dying, stretched between floor and chair, with a man bending over her head and torso. In interior domestic space.
George Grosz
A Murder
1912 - 1913
pen and ink with watercolor | wove paper
Gift of the Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection
George Grosz
A Dream
pen, ink and wash | off-white laid paper
Museum Purchase
George Grosz
City Neighborhood, from Kleine Grosz Mappe
1915 - 1916
lithograph | cream colored wove paper
Gift of the Estate of Helen B. Hall
5 men sitting, in various states of watching. 1 man in first "row," in hat, facing left with arms crossed. In 2nd row, three men - (l) head in hands, legs crossed; (c) man in suit and hat, looking at viewer, hand in groin; (r) slumped figure in hat and suit, spectacles, covers groin, looks at ground. 1 man in last row, in hat, looks to the left.
George Grosz
The Onlookers (Die Zuschauer)
1915 - 1916
ink | wove paper
Gift of the Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection
A man clothed in pants, shoes, and a long-sleeved shirt sits at a small table with his hands folded. Part of a loaf of bread sits on the upper left corner of the table. The man is in a small room with a small, square, barred window high on the wall behind him. There is a toilet without a lid behind him to his left.
George Grosz
In Prison
ink | wove paper
Gift of Herbert Barrows
In front, a woman wearing a hat depicted in profile faces to the left with three male figures behind her, one of which, depicted in profile and facing to the right, has the top of his head cut off; the background is comprised of architectural and figural fragments.
George Grosz
Streetscene (Strassenszene)
1919 - 1920
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
George Grosz
The Hero (Der Held)
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
Erich Heckel
Before the Mirror
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
Christian Rohlfs
1849 - 1938
color woodcut | paper
Museum Purchase


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