Wednesday, October 31, 2012

1920s German Women by Christian Schad 1894-1982



1923 Christian Schad (German artist, 1894–1982) Marcella

Well, I am not sure that these women are at all happy, but they do seem rather independent and several appear fiercely self-assured. It was surely an unsettled time in Germany. Weimar Germany (1919–33) was creating an extreme nationalism among may citizens who were humiliated by the military defeat in the WWI(1914–18); the terms of the Treaty of Versailles; economic depression; and the swirling confusion in society. In exploiting and excusing the German military defeat, emerging Nazism created Dolchstosslegende claiming that the German war effort was internally sabotaged, by Jews, socialists, Bolshevik, the Social Democrats, and the Ebert Government. There was enough distrust, hate, decadence, and general unrest to upset anyone, even women.

1925 Christian Schad (German artist, 1894–1982) Woman from Pozzuoli

1920s Christian Schad (German artist, 1894–1982)

1926 Christian Schad (German artist, 1894–1982) Marcella

1920s Christian Schad (German artist, 1894–1982)

1927 Christian Schad (German artist, 1894–1982) Lotte

1920s Christian Schad (German artist, 1894–1982)

1928 Christian Schad (German artist, 1894–1982) Sonja

1929 Christian Schad (German artist, 1894–1982) Maika

1930 Christian Schad (German artist, 1894–1982) Friends

1930 Christian Schad (German artist, 1894–1982) Eva Von Arnheim

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