Louisiana print with the work, An die Arbeit - To the work, (1930), by the German artist, Oskar Nerlinger, (1893-1969). The poster is published in 2022 in connection with Louisiana's exhibition about Germany in the 1920s, The Cold Eye. Nerlinger's work is one of many expressions of the sober depiction of the everyday life of poor workers on the backside of capitalism, which was the focus of some of the artists in the German artistic movement of the 1920s - Neue Sachlichkeit - the new objectivity.
In the tumultuous and contradictory period after the First World War, a fascination with the American model of society arises in Germany. Streamlining the work processes is imported to German companies and leads to rapid mechanization and industrialization.
But the fascination of the industry collides with the harsh reality that characterizes the everyday lives of the poorest groups of the population. Several artists in the significant artistic movement of the period in Germany, Neue Sachlichkeit - The New Reality or Objectivity - exhibit the reverse side of triumphant capitalism and depict the daily life of poor workers in industry - and at home in unsafe and cramped housing on the outskirts of modern cities.
Painters and photographers find inspiration in the reportage genre and use its analytical method. Here the painter Oskar Nerlinger portrays anonymous groups of workers in the industry that the artists found most benefited the well-to-do.
Dimensions: 29.7 cm x 42 cm
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Material: Frame in solid oak and with high-quality acrylic glass.
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