© George Grosz. VEGAP, Madrid, 2022

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Ein Abend in Berlin
An evening in Berlin
George Grosz
Medium
Watercolor, graphite and ink on paper
Dimensions
Printed area size: 45,5 × 58,5 cm
Measures with a framework: 74 × 87,5 × 4 cm
Inventory
FM000292
Date
1929
1929
Inscripción/Leyenda
Signed and dated in the lower left corner: "Grosz / 1929"; on the reverse: "George Grosz Berlin = Wilmersdorf Trautenaustr. 12 TE. H2 Uhland 5748"
Author
Born: Berlín, 1893
Died: Berlín, 1959
Drawing
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Ein Abend in Berlin © George Grosz. VEGAP, Madrid, 2022

© George Grosz. VEGAP, Madrid, 2022

Descripción

An Afternoon in Berlin portrays the interior of an à la mode bourgeois house decorated with avant-garde works on the walls and even an African idol. These elements contrast with the conventionality of the furniture and the way the characters being depicted are dressed.

While one couple is dancing to the sound of the radio receiver, the other contemplates their advances from the sofa; the man’s erotically solicitous face, the insinuating transparency of the woman’s dress, her back dominated by the man’s hand. Grosz depicts them as ridiculous caricaturesque creatures, particularly the man who seems to be the host whose cigar is a symbol of his sexual inhibition and whose feet do not reach the ground.

The busy decoration and the composition made up of inclined planes produce a sense of unease that goes beyond the deformation of the figures and the work’s deliberate comicality. In this way Grosz transcends simple caricature in order to create a timeless work of art.

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Ein Abend in Berlin © George Grosz. VEGAP, Madrid, 2022

© George Grosz. VEGAP, Madrid, 2022

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