George Grosz Artist work (Assignment 1 Exercise three)

1)Most of Grosz’s artistic work is typically in pen, and paint, drawing, ink and sometime he also worked with watercolours. In Grosz’s artistic work, the colours look horrific and scary because his work shows First World War, sex crimes, greed and violence. Grosz made some furious collages, but his drawing at the Richard Nagy Gallery is quite different it is very peaceful. Grosz doing developing the skill of rapid sketching from model who changed their pose after five, also such training proved to be invaluable for his artistic. Grosz’s began his artistic education shorty theafter, In 1909 at the Dresden Art, also this time forward he carried a small sketchbook in order to draw people and the busy street life of Berlin.


2) One quick way to see how the First World War changed art is to look at important other works of the 20th century. For example the Belief Art Movements started in Zurich in 1916. He started creating drawings and also illustration for left wing magazines. Grosz painted in shape. These painting became very popular images and these have been in Welmar Republic Gallery since 1920s. Also Grosz’s early work has all the formal bravado of Dada. Grosz work showed dogs roaming past the bodies of suicides in a made red from blood of lots of suicide victims strewn around on street. This work used oil paint on canvas. The Dada movement also the exploration many different paint, media images and found objects.

Suicide 1916 by George Grosz 1893-1959

In 1917, he made this painting, glass, bricks, and the people fly through the air in a city rent by bomb attack. Also windows shatter and smoke pours into the nighttime sky, slices of the half-naked body parts.


3)Although Grosz was interested in various art mediums, and he made his first oil paintings in 1912, his paintings from this time show influences from German expressionism.  In 2920 Grosz showed influence of the movement, but also of Grosz view of Geman War support as faceless robots. The Grosz movements influenced artists work from Fluxus, Neo-Dada and Pop Art.

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Images Reference Lists 

Figure 1. George Grosz, Stualilche muslim Berlin, (1926).


Figure 2. George Grosz, Suicide, (1916).

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Figure 3. George Grosz,  Explosion, (1917).



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