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Zwei Modelle
© Karl Hubbuch Stiftung, D-79098 Freiburg

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Zwei Modelle about 1926
In this drawing Hubbuch has paid great attention to the details of the women's appearance - the checked coat, the hairstyles and shoes - situating them firmly in the 1920s. Hubbuch insists upon the banality of everyday, contemporary reality, in keeping with the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement. However, something about the drawing seems strange, as one figure is dressed as if for cold weather, while the other is naked from the waist upwards. Both women are distracted by something unseen, allowing the viewer to gaze at them freely.

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Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity or Sobriety)

A German art movement of the 1920s and early 1930s. It was partly a response to the experience of the First World War, with images containing elements of satire and social commentary. Stylistically it was sober and restrained, moving away from Expressionism to depictions based on close observation. Major figures associated with this style are George Grosz and Otto Dix.

Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity or Sobriety)


  • Acc. No. GMA 2957
  • Medium Black chalk and coloured crayon on eight pieces of paper joined together
  • Size 77.00 x 65.00 cm (framed: 94.80 x 74.50 x 2.10 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1985