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German Painting after WWI And in the 1920s Q Utilizing class notes and perhaps resources of your own write a 1000-2000 work dealing with each of the following artists in the period directly following World War 1 1918- German art movement of the 1920s began after the end of WWI There where many artists in this period but the main chief painters of the movement were George Grosz and Otto Dix They created styles of sharp realism and protest that mirrored the disillusionment following World War I New objectivity retained the intense emotionality of earlier movements in German art but it left the symbolism of expressionism for true pleasant explanation Also Max Beckmann produced works in a related channel during this time period Otto Dix born in 1891 and died in 1969 was an artist whose work defined the nature of New Objectivity clearly After WWI Dix developed left wing views and his paintings and drawings became increasingly political Like other German artists such as John Heartfield and George Grosz Dix was angry about the way that the wounded and crippled ex-soldiers were treated in Germany which was shown in many of his pieces His war paintings were appalling descriptions of indescribable horrors Dix worked for six years on what is considered to be his two great masterpieces Metropolis painted in 1928 and Trench Warfare painted in 1932 In the left-hand panel of Metropolis Dix shows himself as a war cripple entering Berlin and being greeted by a row of beckoning prostitutes Where as in Trench Warfare as it also is a painting on three panels side by side it deals more directly with the First World War The left-handed panel shows German soldiers marching off to war the central panel is a scene of destroyed houses and mangled bodies and the right-hand panel side panel shows soldiers struggling home from the war As a young man he didnt at all notice that
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