Schad, Christian

Date/place of birth

1894 Miesbach

Day/place of death

1982 Stuttgart

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Christian Schad is among the most important representatives of the New Objectivity in Germany. Educated at the Munich Academy of Art, he moved to Switzerland at the beginning of the First World War, where he temporarily joined in the Dada movement. Along with Cubism and Futurism, this inspired the paintings, graphic works and collages of his early work. A stay in Italy, where Schad came in contact with the work of Raphael and Ingres, would lead him to turn stylistically to the New Objectivity during the Berlin period of the 1930s. Along with scenes of everyday life in the metropolis, it is the portrait that dominates here: in his elegant and often erotically charged images of different social classes, Schad captures the isolation of the individual with his photographically sharp, icy verism. Beginning in the 1940s, the artist lived in Aschaffenburg, where he completed a copy of Matthias Grünewald’s so-called “Stuppach Madonna”. The portraits, nudes and mythological paintings that he created after the war once more take up the style of Expressionism. Alongside his primary oeuvre as a painter, Schad experimented throughout his life with the technique of the photogram, to which he contributed a variation of his own, the so-called “Schadographie”.

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ArtistArtworkPrice
Christian SchadAbschied€9.520
Christian SchadPariser Häuser, "Vater Cafard"€7.140
Christian SchadPariser Stadtlandschaft (Detail der Kirche von Saint Eustache)€7.140
Christian SchadMann mit Junge€5.950
Christian SchadGebirgsblüten (Mountain Flowers)€3.416
Christian SchadRote Lilie vor Gebirgsmassiv: Valepp (Red Lily against Mountain Massif: Valepp)€3.172

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