Lecture Series: Max Beckmann, Popular Entertainment and the Tightrope Walk of Life
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Thursday November 16
6:30 PM  –  7:30 PM

MAX BECKMANN, POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT AND THE TIGHTROPE WALK OF LIFE

 

SHARON JORDAN

During his prolific career, Max Beckmann depicted characters from circuses, fairs and varieté shows in numerous paintings and prints. By employing figures from popular entertainment, including the acrobat and the clown, the artist commented on the circumstances of modern society, and the human condition at large. Professor Sharon Jordan will delve into these recurrent themes and how symbols of spectacle expressed the particular challenges faced by Beckmann and his contemporaries throughout  the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s

 

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