Expressionism/ Classical Modern Era/The Roaring Twenties


After the horror of the First World War only practicability is important.
In the era of "Bauhaus" and the "Roaring Twenties" the difference between
the sexes vanishes for the first time in art history.

Curves are no longer an ideal, as here in the "Dancing in Baden-Baden"
by Max Beckmann, 1920.




20. Dancing in Baden-Baden

Max Beckmann, 1920; Munich

21. Reclining Female Nude Amadeo Modigliani, 1917; Milan  

Finally - another work of the so called "Classical Modern Era", the "Reclining Female Nude" by Modigliani, 1917, a beautiful and ideal body for us.

In contemporary art the variety is vast an there seems to be no more universal ideal. Nevertheless the charming curves of Modigliani still delight our senses.

Now I am at the end of my fast gallop through art history and I hope you enjoyed it.

Thank you very much for your attention.