Floating Angel or Güstrower Memorial

War-Monument Sculpture by Ernst Barlach

What’s the story behind Ernst Barlach’s Floating Angel sculpture?

– Twofold path to serenity
– A complex gate encircles death
– Floating Angel makes a martyr of a man

The Night by Max Beckmann

The Night-by-max-beckmann

What makes The Night by Max Beckmann a masterpiece?

– War gusto tempered by trauma
– Angularity, violence, and absurdity in The Night
– Futurist art leads into the New Objectivity