Self Portrait in Tuxedo 1927 – Max Beckmann

Self Portrait in Tuxedo

How does Self Portrait in Tuxedo by Max Beckmann stand out among his many self portraits?

– James Bond in a mask
– The rebellious New Objectivity movement
– An avant garde figure

Saint George (in the Forest) by Albrecht Altdorfer

Saint George Albrecht Altdorfer

What is different about the Saint George Albrecht Altdorfer portrays in his masterpiece?

– Teutonic tales vs. Roman stories
– Loneliness, relief, and looming trees
– Humility and a fresh take on victory

Yellow Cow by Franz Marc

Yellow Cow by Franz Marc

What’s so special about the Yellow Cow painting by Franz Marc?

– Emotion + Color = Essence
– A marital bovine
– The Blue Rider German Expressionist group

Woman Descending the Staircase by Gerhard Richter

Woman-Descending-the-Staircase

Here’s a few tidbits of introduction to the painting Woman Descending the Staircase:

• Abstract Expressionist and/or Photo Realistic
• Woman Descending the Staircase – pure movement
• What’s Duchamp got to do with it?