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George Grosz in Berlin: The Relentless Eye

George Grosz in Berlin: The Relentless Eye

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George Grosz in Berlin: The Relentless Eye

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Exhibition Catalog

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 2022. Organized and published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

176 pp. Well Illustrated (chiefly col.). 26 x 23 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9781588397546

"The exhibition scheduled to be shown at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in summer 2022 was intended to introduce a new generation of Americans to the German artist whose work mirrors so much of the social and political climate of his time. When in early summer 2020 the exhibition fell victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, the director of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Christiane Lange, offered to take over our project. As the Staatsgalerie owns a treasure trove of the artist’s compositions, especially drawings and prints, its exhibition will be augmented with graphic works when it is shown in Stuttgart from November 2022 to February 2023. This catalogue is being published in both English and German." -- Director's Foreword. Publisher's description: A penetrating reevaluation of the period in which the German Expressionist George Grosz created his best-known, most searing satirical works This overdue investigation of George Grosz’s (1893–1959) most compelling paintings, drawings, prints, and collages offers a reassessment of the celebrated German Expressionist during his years in Berlin, the period of his greatest work. In-depth discussions of more than 60 of Grosz’s works—from his earliest artistic endeavors to the trenchant satirical images and searing depictions of moral decay between the World Wars for which he is known today—draw on letters previously untranslated into English. Menacing street scenes, rowdy cabarets, corrupt politicians, wounded soldiers, greedy war profiteers, and other symbols of Berlin’s interwar decline all met with the artist’s relentless gaze, which exposed the core social issues that eventually led to Germany’s extreme nationalist politics. Featuring masterpieces such as Metropolis (1916–17), Beauty, I Want to Praise You (1919), and drawings from the portfolio God with Us (1920), the book also includes several rarely published works that provide further insight into the artist’s creative pinnacle, reached during this critical and ominous period in German history.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Germany -- 1900-1945 -- Drawings and Watercolors ; Painting --

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