Germania (303)

Produced at the very cusp of war, August Kaulbach’s Germania (1914) represents the visual and political antithesis of Expressionist art. Note the way in which realism is subjected to nationalist bombast. It might be worthwhile contrasting this image not only with the works of Franz Marc or George Grosz (among many others) but with Fritz Lang’s Die Nibelungen films.

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