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Germany of the 1920s, cold image in the lens


REVIEW - Magnificent exhibition at the Center Pompidou which plunges us into the horrors of the Weimar Republic. The artists recount the interwar period with ferocity.


If you are told New Objectivity , will you think

of Portrait of the journalist Sylvia von Harden

, a striking painting by Otto Dix from 1926 which portrays this boy in a short red and black Scottish dress, carmine lipstick on dull teeth, a man's monocle over his right eye, his left hand deformed and clenched on his thigh like those of


from Grünewald to Issenheim?

This oil and tempera on wood is one of the treasures of the Center Pompidou.

A strange treasure of terribly modern, intense and disturbing beauty, whose palette is warm, the subject grating.

This angular smoker with a protruding bottom is the prototype of the emancipated woman of 1920s Berlin.

To discover

  • Discover the “Best of the Goncourt Prize” collection

It marked and inspired the opening and fall of


, the cult film by Bob Fosse in 1972, like

Babylon Berlin

, the television series broadcast since 2017 by Sky Deutschland where sex, crime and the muted rise of Nazism go hand in hand.

When Otto Dix (1891-1969) accosted the poet Sylvia von Harden at the Romanische…

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Source: lefigaro

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