“The artistic revolutions of painters and poets are certainly interesting and aesthetically valuable - but still… they are studio problems and many artists who earnestly torment themselves about such matters end up by succumbing to skepticism and bourgeois nihilism. This happens because persisting in their individualistic artistic eccentricities they never learn to understand revolutionary issues with any clarity; in fact, they never bother with such things...My drawings expressed my despair, hate and disillusionment, I drew drunkards; puking men; men with clenched fists cursing at the moon… . I drew a man, face filled with fright, washing blood from his hands… I drew lonely little men fleeing madly through empty streets. I drew a cross-section of tenement house: through one window could be seen a man attacking his wife; through another, two people making love; from a third hung a suicide with body covered by swarming flies. I drew soldiers without noses; war cripples with crustacean-like steel arms; two medical soldiers putting a violent infantryman into a strait-jacket made of a horse blanket… I drew a skeleton dressed as a recruit being examined for military duty. I also wrote poetry.”
- George Grosz
Fatherland, may you be at peace [quiet]
Whoever can, swims, whoever is weak, goes under
"Poverty is a great radiance from within" (Rilke)
Call it the fault of reparations--I'm not moving my ass!
Sticking it Out
The Republic is firmly established, and snores
Although the Rhur (double meaning of Dysentery and also an industrial river zone in Germany) sickens, it doesn't taste bad.
MARLOH NOW-- Whoever wants to be a Crusader [Knight] of the Swastika
--AND THEN ...got his training some time ago
Song of the Intellectuals: Take our bodies, belongings, honor, wives and children but our minds remain!
People of Europe maintain your Sacred Values
For the Rich, the Booty- for the people, the misery of war
The Bourgeoisie stirs up trouble---
---and the Proletariat must shed it's blood
Against Communism they are United!
The Family is the Foundation of Society
Half a Century of Social Democracy
Caution, don't stumble
Religion must be well preserved for the people! Be fruitful and multiply!
Knowledge is Power
On Sign: The Future of the Working Class lies in the blossoming of entrepreneurs (10% wage reduction) (United Front) (piece-work) (12 hour day)
For the Fatherland, for riches, grab on!
I Shall Exterminate Everything around me that prevents me from being the Master (The Director---)
---and his puppets
The Workers make so much trouble for the authorities....
....that it is not possible to catch the racketeer
Two Chimneys and one soul
Stinnes and his President
Always practice truth and faithfulness until you are in your cold grave
Give us today our daily bread
The Republic - a scarecrow
Those who eat well...
The Gorlitzer Program...
...and it's consequences
The German philistine is a gut filled with fear and hope, that god pities (Herwegh)
...these war invalids are getting to be a positive plague!
The knife in the back from the right (on hand: Profiteering)
Four years of murder
If soldiers weren't such idiots they would all go AWOL
If workers stop wanting to be slaves they must grab the whip
Please yourself in life!
Marriage is the beginning and pinnacle of culture (Goethe)
We hold solidly and staunchly together
Arise ye workers from your slumbers