Max Beckmann, The Circus Wagon, 1940

Max Beckmann, The Circus Wagon, 1940

spot! guided interpretation of a work - Städel Collection


Circus figures are huddled together in a tight space, each one shown with different accoutrements that push the painting's significance way beyond that of a genre scene.  The claustrophobic, almost stifling scene takes place under the very eyes of the painter, who appears to extend his stern gaze also on us, the spectators.  Beckmann, an exemplary figure of the Expressionist trend whose art the Nazis branded as degenerate, painted this work while in exile in Amsterdam, where he had sought refuge in 1937.

Info:
19.00, meet in fronyt of the work
Via Nazionale, 194
participation included in exhibition admission ticket




please come fifteen minutes earlier
 
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