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.

George Grosz Die Besitzkröten [Toads of Property] 1920 © Estate of George Grosz, Princeton, N.J. / DACS 2017.


George Grosz
1893 - 1959
Max Beckmann
1884 - 1950
Otto Dix
1891 - 1969
Kathe Kollwitz
1867 - 1945