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W15 McIsaac - GERMAN 457 - German Modernism

Max Beckmann
Hunger. No. 4 from the Series of Ten Prints, 'Die Hölle' (Hell).
lithograph on paper
33 ⅞ in x 24 7/16 in (86.04 cm x 62.07 cm);32 1/16 in x 26 1/16 in (81.44 cm x 66.2 cm);27 15/16 in x 26 in (70.96 cm x 66.04 cm);24 ¾ in x 19 ½ in (62.87 cm x 49.53 cm)
Museum Purchase
László Moholy-Nagy
Militarism (Militarismus)
gelatin silver print from rephotographed photomontage on paper
7 1/16 in x 5 1/8 in (17.94 cm x 13.02 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);7 1/16 in x 5 1/8 in (17.94 cm x 13.02 cm);6 3/4 in x 4 13/16 in (17.15 cm x 12.22 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
Max Beckmann
The Big Bridge
drypoint on paper
16 ⅞ in x 10 3/16 in (42.86 cm x 25.88 cm);16 ⅞ in x 10 3/16 in (42.86 cm x 25.88 cm);21 1/16 in x 14 15/16 in (53.5 cm x 37.94 cm);22 ⅛ in x 28 ½ in (56.2 cm x 72.39 cm)
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
A spare and restrained abstract composition is built up out of layers of mostly translucent basic geometric forms. The grey tones of the background are created with large rectangle shapes. In the upper part of the piece is a light colored circle, with a brighter circle inside it. Both are crossed by an axis of bright, thin orange lines. On the left, the point of a triangle protrudes from the edge. It is covered by a faint gray trapezoidal shape. Three small black semi-circles are also visible: one along the lines inside the circles; the other two along the trapezoidal shape and just beneath the triangle.
László Moholy-Nagy
Abstrakte Komposition
watercolor, India ink, and collage on wove paper
19 5/16 in x 13 11/16 in (49.05 cm x 34.77 cm);19 5/16 in x 13 11/16 in (49.05 cm x 34.77 cm);28 1/8 in x 22 1/8 in (71.44 cm x 56.2 cm)
Museum Purchase
George Grosz
Religion of the Sword
ink on paper
25 5/16 in x 19 13/16 in (64.29 cm x 50.32 cm);30 in x 24 3/4 in (76.2 cm x 62.87 cm)
Gift of Helmut Stern
There are two separate drawings. The first is a colorful drawing of a gathering of people wearing formal attire. They are depicted as caricatures, with large heads. The other image is a sketch of three people, side by side. On the left, a woman is shown from the back; she wears a coat, hat, high heeled shoes, and carries an umbrella under her right arm. There is a man in the center, shown from the side. He is mid-step, and wears a coat, hat, and boots; he has a mustache. The sketch on the right appears to show the same woman that is depicted on the left, but from a side angle.
George Grosz
The Gay Cafe
watercolor and ink on paper
24 ¼ in x 19 ¼ in (61.6 cm x 48.89 cm);32 1/16 in x 26 1/16 in (81.44 cm x 66.2 cm);24 ¼ in x 19 ¼ in (61.6 cm x 48.89 cm)
Gift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham Family
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)
lithograph on paper
20 ½ in x 15 ⅛ in (52.07 cm x 38.42 cm)
Museum Purchase
George Grosz
The Hero (Der Held)
lithograph on paper
12 11/16 in x 8 13/16 in (32.23 cm x 22.38 cm);21 15/16 in x 17 15/16 in (55.72 cm x 45.56 cm)
Museum Purchase
A human face in anguish, with hands raised to his cheeks, looks out from the center of a visual field full of slashing diagonals and explosive triangles of color. On the left side, smoke billows.
Otto Dix
Artillery Battle (Artillerieschlacht)
charcoal and gouache on paper mounted on linen
22 3/10 in x 22 ⅛ in x 1 ½ in (56.67 cm x 56.2 cm x 3.81 cm);22 3/10 in x 22 ⅛ in x 1 ½ in (56.67 cm x 56.2 cm x 3.81 cm);16 in x 15 ⅝ in (40.64 cm x 39.69 cm)
Museum Purchase
A monumentally stylized head of a woman. Her head is tilted slighty to the viewer's right. Her eyes, nose, and lips are large and almost mask-like. She appears to be wearing a hat of a modern style. Shading is executed with powerful parallel lines and cross-hatching. The year of the work's execution, 1916, appears in the lower right.
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Head of a Woman (Frauenkopf)
wood cut on paper
12 in x 9 in (30.48 cm x 22.86 cm);10 ⅛ in x 7 ⅛ in (25.72 cm x 18.1 cm);19 ⅜ in x 14 ⅜ in (49.21 cm x 36.51 cm);12 11/16 in x 9 ⅝ in (32.23 cm x 24.45 cm)
Museum Purchase
Käthe Kollwitz
Mary and Elizabeth
woodcut on Japan paper
15 5/8 x 17 13/16 in. (39.69 x 45.24 cm);22 1/8 x 28 1/8 in. (56.2 x 71.44 cm);13 3/4 x 14 9/16 in. (34.92 x 36.99 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
This abstract composition shows a loose collection of shapes, out of which appears the profile of a human head, showing the left side of the face. Around the head are arrows, circles with spokes, cross-hatched lines, a number four, and a heart. 
Kurt Schwitters
Komposition mit Kopf im Profil
lithograph on paper
15 1/4 in x 11 1/8 in (38.74 cm x 28.26 cm);19 in x 14 in (48.26 cm x 35.56 cm)
Museum Purchase

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