Why The Art of Germany Between the Wars Deserves to be Remembered

The creative potency of a fleeting era

Christopher P Jones

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Detail of ‘Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia Von Harden’ (1927) by Otto Dix. Oil and tempera on wood. 89 × 121 cm. Museum of Modern Art at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France. Image source WikiArt

1920s Germany was a fertile moment in European culture. It was one made all the more fleeting by the circumstances that followed it.

As the years progressed, culminating in the economic depression of 1929, the Weimar Republic — as the era came to be known — began…

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