Some more images including a selfie.
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.
Emil Nolde 1917
This documentary (subtitle: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses) by Rüediger Suchsland– which takes its title from Siegfried Kracauer’s seminal study by the same name (pdf)– is streaming on Netflix. It’s a fantastic introduction to German Expressionist Cinema.