From the Trenches to the Street: Art from Germany, 1910s-1920s

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from the trenchesConrad Felixmüller,Soldier in the Insane Asylum, 1918, lithograph. Wriston Art Gallery, Lawrence University, 82.73. © 2007 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

World War I was a formative experience for many German artists in the early twentieth century. Although originally enthusiastic about the mission of the war, many artists were eventually disillusioned by the brutality and carnage they witnessed. The experience of war, as well as the ensuing social upheaval of the early Weimar Republic, informed the work of Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Käthe Kollwitz, George Grosz, and others who created some of the most cynical, pessimistic, and trenchant imagery of their time.

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