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A COMPARISON: EXPRESSIONISM AND NEW OBJECTIVITY (NEUE SACHLICHKEIT)*


*These characteristics mainly apply to painting, but they can also be seen in a different way in literature.


EXPRESSIONISM

NEW OBJECTIVITY

Ecstatic subjects Sober Subjects
Suppression of the object The object clarified
Rhythmical Representational
Extravagant Puristically severe
Dynamic Static
Loud Quiet
Summary Thorough
Close-up view Close and far views
Monumental Miniature
Warm Cold
Thick Thin paint surfaces
Emphasis on seeing painting process Effacement of painting process
Expressive deformation External purification of object

Historischer Hintergrund (1890-1918).
Historischer Hintergrund (1918-1945).
Expressionismus.
Neue Sachlichkeit.
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