I wrote earlier about the powerful paintings in this museum depicting Germany between the wars. Today let's step back in time and look at some Expressionist art, mainly from before the war. This was a pivotal time -- artists had abandoned the classical requirements that paintings should represent reality in terms of color, and that sizes and shapes should obey the rules of perspective. But they still were drawing recognizable objects. Within a year of this first painting, Kandinsky would blaze the trail into abstraction.
I am a big fan of still lifes, so took a lot of pictures of them.
Oskar Kokoschka, Steilleben mit Ananas (Still Life with Pineapples), 1909