Art is creative for the sake of realization, not for amusement… for transfiguration, not for the sake of play.

Max Beckman

Christ & the Woman Taken in Adultery 1917

Max Beckmann (February 12, 1884 – December 28, 1950) was a German painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor, and writer. Although he is usually classified as an Expressionist artist, he rejected both the term and the movement.[1] In the 1920s he was associated with the New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit), an outgrowth of Expressionism that opposed its introverted emotionalism.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Beckmann

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