In July 2014, it will be 55 years ago that the German artist George Grosz has died. The Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf (Germany) took this occasion to assemble an exibition of his graphic oeuvre. With 120 works in their own depot, there were many highlights to choose from, complemented with loans from other collections.
The drawings of this important representative of Dadaism and the New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) date from the times of the Weimar Republic (Weimarer Republik), before George Grosz in 1933 left Germany and emigrated to New York in the United States.
In this exhibition titled Der große Zeitvertreib ("the big pastime"), the Museum Kunstpalast, located in the Ehrenhof in Düsseldorf, presents a number of imppressive drawings and watercolours made by an artist who is known for his scorching criticism of the ruling class and the social layers being preoccupied with their own amusement. Im times of severe social injustices, satire was his means to pass on the message, also using a sharpened pen.
On view until August 17th, 2014.
May 22nd, 2014