Carnival – Max Beckmann

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From Max Beckmann | University of Iowa Museum of Art:

To underscore his extreme disillusionment with a war-torn world that had lost its way, Beckmann employed classic German Expressionist approaches in Carnival, including abraded forms akin to woodblock prints, radical spatial compositions, and garish color outlined with black (reminiscent of stained glass). Together, these elements create forces of tension, contests between opposites, simultaneous narratives, and compressed vertigo-inducing spaces for the viewer.

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