Devoted to the development of the arts in Germany and Austria during a decade marked by economic crisis, political disintegration, and social chaos, this exhibition organised by Olaf Peters serves as the third in a trilogy of shows curated by Peters that focus on German history. Comprised of nearly 150 paintings and works on paper, it traces the many routes traveled by German and Austrian artists to demonstrate the artistic developments that foreshadowed, reflected, and accompanied the beginning of WWII. The show brings together works by leading artists such as Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, Oskar Kokoschka, and Alfred Kubin, and artists less familiar to audiences in the US including Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Karl Hubbuch, Richard Oelze, Josef Scharl, and Rudolf Wacker. Find out more about the ‘Before the Fall’ exhibition from the Neue Galerie’s website.
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