As contemporary witnesses, artists accurately documented and commented on the political struggles and social change that were characteristic of the Weimar Republic. After a world war and period of revolution, Berlin became a glittering capital of pleasure during these years. Not unsympathetically, graphic artists traced the deep lines that the struggle for existence had left in the faces of people, as they hunted for happiness on the boulevards, in the bars or in the dimly lit dance halls.
This catalogue, containing works from the graphic arts collection of the Berlinische Galerie, features the drawings of many renowned artists whose draughtsmanship continues to shape our view of this era.
Karl Arnold, Hans Baluschek, Max Beckmann, Lili von Braunbehrens, Paul Busch, Chas Laborde, Otto Dix, Benedikt Fred Dolbin, Heinrich Ehmsen, Michel Fingesten, Lieselotte Friedlaender, Robert Genin, Rudolf Großmann, George Grosz, Werner Heldt, Karl Holtz, Karl Hubbuch, Jeanne Mammen, Otto Möller, Gertrude Sandmann, Rudolf Schlichter, Ines Wetzel, Heinrich Vogeler, Gert Wollheim, Richard Ziegler