• Kunstmuseum

Christian Schad

Gemeentemuseum, The Hague

March 22, 2009

Christian Schad (1894-1982), Germany Retrospective

I didn’t know much about Schad, but I was really impressed by the hypnotizing eyes observing you from the canvas.
Schad knew different styles. He was influenced  by painters like Kokoschka and Kandinsky and painted his first expressionistic painting in Volendam in 1914.
Cubism, realism, magic realism, he tried them all, probably because of lack of commercial successes. However his New Objectivity period is most seen in his works  and at this expo.
Schad also created his Schadography: simply contour pictures and text on photo paper.