At the Tate Modern, Art at the Time of the Weimar Republic

At the Tate Modern, Art at the Time of the Weimar Republic
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The Tate Modern explores the art during the period of the Weimar Republic, a period of liberalisation and antimilitarism but also of political and economic uncertainty. The movement from emotive works of art to the cold, truthful, disturbing images of the period between the two world wars, within the context of growing political extremism, coinciding with profound political and social disorder in the wake of the “Great War”, where the need to revamp urban life was strongly felt, from the circus to the cabaret. The works of Otto Dix, George Grosz and Max Beckmann, known for their disturbing depictions of life in the Weimar Republic, next to works by artists such as Albert Birkle, Jeanne Mammen, Rudolf Schlichter, ruined by National Socialism and its programs designed to only promote art that celebrated its political ideals. Curated by Matthew Gale and Katy Wan, Magic Realism offers the Tate Modern around seventy works - paintings and works on paper - from The George Economou Collection, affording the public a rare opportunity to appreciate works never before displayed in the United Kingdom and almost never seen in public anywhere.
Samantha De Martin - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London