Modernity

French Cubism exploded during the years 1909–1912, propelling the avant-gardes of Europe along a course of abstraction. For German artists who departed from naturalism, their art became a vehicle for transcendental and idealistic objectives. They expressed their individuality and freedom through their work and lifestyle. Many of these artists such as Paula Modersohn-Becker and Franz Marc were strong characters who were fiercely independent.


Franz Marc
German 1880-1916
Dog lying in the snow c.1911
(Liegender Hund im Schnee)
oil on canvas
62.5 x 105.0 cm
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquired in 1919.
Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Franz Marc

Dog lying in the snow View Activities

Paula Modersohn-Becker
German 1876-1907
Head of a girl c.1906
(Mädchenkopf)
oil on canvas
24.5 x 21.0 cm
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquired in 1953

Paula Modersohn-Becker

Head of a girl View Activities