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New Objectivity
The New Objectivity (in German: Neue Sachlichkeit) was a movement in German art that arose during the 1920s as a reaction against expressionism. The term was coined by Gustav Friedrich Hartlaub, the director of the Kunsthalle in Mannheim, who used it as the title of an art exhibition staged in 1925 to showcase artists who were working in a post-expressionist spirit.

The five featured artists are representing different styles within the the Neue Sachlichkeit movement: Georg Schrimpf and Alexander Kanoldt: Classicism, Carl Grossberg: Magic Realism, Georg Scholz and Gustav Wunderwald: Verismo.

The National Socialist's seizure power in 1933, spelled the end of artistic diversity in the Weimar Republic. Many artists were banned, lost their teaching posts and were defamed as "degenerate."