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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 | paper
Museum Purchase
László Moholy-Nagy
Militarism (Militarismus)
gelatin silver print from rephotographed photomontage | paper
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
Max Beckmann
The Big Bridge
drypoint | paper
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
Abstract Composition (Abstrakte Komposition)
1920 - 1930
watercolor, India ink, and collage | off-white wove paper
Museum Purchase
George Grosz
Religion of the Sword
1893 - 1959
ink | paper
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
20th century
watercolor and ink | paper
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)
1919 - 1920
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
George Grosz
The Hero (Der Held)
lithograph | paper
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 | paper mounted on linen
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 | paper
Museum Purchase
Käthe Kollwitz
Mary and Elizabeth
woodcut | Japan paper
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
Composition with Head in Left Profile, from "Bauhaus Portfolio III, Number 11"
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase


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