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This mask is a rare document of the Dada movement and an embodiment of the so-called “approximate man.”
The body’s expressive contortions reflect sculptural tradition, but Schiele used it to express the interior self.
Is Schiele’s haunted figure meant to be a famed Austrian artist or Jesus Christ—or both?
Sander documented German people from all walks of life, but the goals of his project remain unclear.
Unusually, two figures make up this self-portrait, which is all sexuality but no passion.
Picasso began his love affair with Gertrude Stein’s bank account when he learned of her support for Matisse.
Kirchner is rendered unable to create or destroy in this nightmarish wartime painting.