Magic Realism

Magic Realism
Art in Weimar Germany: 1919 – 1933

30 July 2018 – 14 July 2019
Tate Modern

“Drawing upon the rich holdings of The George Economou Collection. This presentation of around seventy paintings and works on paper will address the complex paradoxes of the Weimar era, in which liberalisation and anti-militarism flourished in tandem with political and economic uncertainty. These loans offer a rare opportunity to view a range of artworks not ordinarily on public display.

Works by Otto Dix, George Grosz and Max Beckmann perhaps best known today for their unsettling depictions of Weimar life, will be presented alongside the works of under recognised artists such as Albert Birkle, Jeanne Mammen and Rudolf Schlichter, and many others whose careers were curtailed by the end of the Weimar period due to the rise of Nationalist Socialism.”

Amazingly colourful and vibrant the colours pop out at you, city life, buildings, countryside, portraits, circus and cabaret drawings of Otto Dix are so modern – I love the portraits of various cross handed sitters their eyes bulge out at you. Jeanne Mammen softly lit drawings and watercolours are some of my favorites.

jeanne mammen
Jeanne Mammen


George Grosz

Self-Portrait with Model in the Studio by George Grosz (1930-37).

This exhibition shows also the impact of WW1 on art