L'œuvre Weg allen Fleisches II (Ainsi va toute chair II) - Centre Pompidou


Weg allen Fleisches II (Ainsi va toute chair II)


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Crédit photographique : © Philippe Migeat - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
© The estate of George Grosz, Princeton, N.J. / Adagp, Paris

À propos de l'œuvre

George Grosz (1893 - 1959)

Weg allen Fleisches II

(Ainsi va toute chair II)

(Ainsi va toute chair II,
Etalage de charcuterie)


Huile sur toile

100,5 x 81 cm

Inscriptions :

S.D.B.DR au revers, sur la toile : Grosz / 31

S.D. au revers, sur le châssis : Grosz 31

Don Mme Théa Sternheim, 1934

Numéro d'inventaire : JP 700 P

Description for the presentation 2013-2014 in the National Museum of Modern Art

George Grosz came back from the First World War filled with violent rage towards society. His virulent anti-militarism profoundly marked his work, which was imbued with an acerbic, critical spirit. With his strong sense of caricature, here he shows two women – one middle-class, the other a maidservant – standing in front of a butcher’s shop, where a man is cutting up an animal. In the title, The Way of All Flesh, Grosz evokes the tragic condition of mortality shared by all human beings, rich and poor, men and women alike.

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