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Age of Turmoil: Art in Germany 1900–1923

Age of Turmoil: Art in Germany 1900–1923
Hermann Max Pechstein
Badende VII (Bathers VII) 1912
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
purchased 1963

Exhibition Details

Political change, rapid industrialisation and growing military strength combined to make Germany a leading international power by 1900. Yet the newly forged German state (federated in 1871) remained a contested structure which failed to reflect dramatic shifts in society and the economy.

A succession of artistic movements responded to these demanding circumstances: in 1898 the newly-formed Secession challenged the conservatism favoured by official Berlin, and was quickly followed by Expressionism and, after World War One, the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity).

Age of Turmoil includes three sections dedicated to the work of Käthe Kollwitz, Karl Schmidt-Rotluff and Wilhelm Lehmbruck, and works by, amongst others, Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth, George Grosz, Erich Heckel, Wassily Kandinsky, Oskar Kokoschka, Emil Nolde and Max Pechstein.

Date
Curated by
Matthew Norman
Location
Mezzanine level corridor
Cost
Free entry

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Production date
1923
Medium
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Size (h x w)
492 x 209 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1963
Accession no
1963/13/3
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Production date
1922
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
501 x 393 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
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Lovis Corinth

Production date
1921-1922
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
305 x 203 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
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Production date
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Medium
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Size (h x w)
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Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1962
Accession no
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Production date
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Medium
drypoint
Size (h x w)
540 x 441 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
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Production date
1920
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
233 x 301 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
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Hinrichtung (Execution)
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George Grosz

Production date
1915-1916
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
222 x 140 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1962
Accession no
1962/9/1
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Mädchenkopf (Girl's Head)
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Erich Heckel

Production date
1913
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
346 x 243 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/23/3
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Kleine Welten X (Little Worlds X)
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Wassily Kandinsky

Production date
1922
Medium
drypoint
Size (h x w)
237 x 197 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
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Bogenschütze (The Archer)
Bogenschütze (The Archer)

Wassily Kandinsky

Production date
1908-1909
Medium
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Size (h x w)
165 x 153 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1984
Accession no
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Gethsemane
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Oskar Kokoschka

Production date
1916
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
502 x 416 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1963
Accession no
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Hamburger Kneipe (Hamburg Tavern)
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Käthe Kollwitz

Production date
1901
Medium
etching, engraving, soft ground etching
Size (h x w)
294 x 349 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/19/2
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Junges Paar (Young Couple)
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Käthe Kollwitz

Production date
1904
Medium
etching, engraving, soft ground etching
Size (h x w)
420 x 500 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/27/2
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Die Gefangenen (The Prisoners)
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Käthe Kollwitz

Production date
1908
Medium
etching, engraving, soft ground etching
Size (h x w)
327 x 422 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
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Die Pflüger (The Ploughmen)
Die Pflüger (The Ploughmen)

Käthe Kollwitz

Production date
1906
Medium
etching, aquatint, softground etching, drypoint
Size (h x w)
306 x 446 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1982
Accession no
1982/2
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Kleine Sinnende (Contemplative Girl)
Kleine Sinnende (Contemplative Girl)

Wilhelm Lehmbruck

Production date
1911
Medium
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Size (h x w)
520 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1968
Accession no
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Production date
1910-1919
Medium
drypoint
Size (h x w)
245 x 199 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1962
Accession no
1962/9/2
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Max Liebermann

Production date
1906
Medium
etching with drypoint
Size (h x w)
457 x 360 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/50/4
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Emil Nolde

Production date
1910
Medium
etching, aquatint
Size (h x w)
298 x 400 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Hugh M Baillie, 1952
Accession no
1952/23
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Wie Vögel (Like Birds)
Wie Vögel (Like Birds)

Emil Nolde

Production date
1907
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
420 x 542 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1962
Accession no
1962/16/3
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Badende VII (Bathers VII)
Badende VII (Bathers VII)

Hermann Max Pechstein

Production date
1912
Medium
hand-coloured woodcut
Size (h x w)
387 x 317 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1963
Accession no
1963/13/1
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Kleines Paar (Little Couple)
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Christian Rohlfs

Production date
circa 1915
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
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Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
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Production date
1913
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
200 x 270 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Estate of Dr Rosa Schapire, 1956
Accession no
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Production date
1914
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
452 x 344 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Estate of Dr Rosa Schapire, 1956
Accession no
1956/14/2
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Production date
1914
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
500 x 390 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Estate of Dr Rosa Schapire, 1956
Accession no
1956/14/3
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Production date
1911
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
395 x 502 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Estate of Dr Rosa Schapire, 1956
Accession no
1956/14/4
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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Production date
1917
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
500 x 390 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Estate of Dr Rosa Schapire, 1956
Accession no
1956/14/5
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Frau im Wald (Woman in the Woods)
Frau im Wald (Woman in the Woods)

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Production date
1914
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
392 x 501 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Estate of Dr Rosa Schapire, 1956
Accession no
1956/14/6
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Köpfe II (Heads II)
Köpfe II (Heads II)

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Production date
1911
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
500 x 395 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Estate of Dr Rosa Schapire, 1956
Accession no
1956/14/7
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Self Portrait at age 80
Self Portrait at age 80

Hans Thoma

Production date
1919
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
392 x 283 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/202
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Dame in violettem Kleid (Lady in Violet Dress)
Dame in violettem Kleid (Lady in Violet Dress)

Wilhelm Trübner

Production date
1911
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
508 x 406 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Dr Myer, 1957
Accession no
1957/11