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  • "Sachlichkeit," their directness and clearness, concern matters and problems that affect, more or less directly, his comprehensive duties as chief intellect of the military organization of his country.

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 10 Prince Otto Von Bismarck, Count Helmuth Von Moltke, Ferdinand Lassalle

  • Linn Schröder/OSTKREUZ for The Wall Street Journal Kino Babylon, built in the late 1920s, is regarded as an exemplary work in the creative period of the 'Neue Sachlichkeit' New Objectivity.

    The Cabarets of Berlin

  • It became convenient to account for shifts in Freud's work by focusing on his early reliance on drawing and to cite the influence of painters from northern Europe such as Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres and Albrecht Dürer, or even to suggest a false comparison with the Neue Sachlichkeit painters active in Germany in the 1920s but unknown to the young Freud and overlook others as relevant as Paul Cézanne and Chaim Soutine.

    Lucian Freud obituary

  • How do you resolve the truism of the "particularly American" preference for simplicity in solutions with the truism that the Neue Sachlichkeit, Socialist Realism, and French neo-classicism were all roughly contemporary to, if not precedents for, the American style?

    Just Another Rhumb Line

  • Matthew, the Neue Sachlichkeit and Socialist Realism were both retreats into simplification from more radical earlier moments, including Expressionism and Futurism respectively, and were, politically, quite explicit distancings from the revolutions of the 'teens into a more institutionalized form of work (the name of the Mexican "Party of the Insitutionalized Revolution" captures the idea well).

    Just Another Rhumb Line

  • Although first published in 1937 (with an abridged translation published in the U.S. the following year), the book is emblematic of the Neue Sachlichkeit (“New Objectivity”) movement that arose in 1920s Germany.

    Book Review: Wolf Among Wolves by Hans Fallada « A Progressive on the Prairie

  • Die Neue Sachlichkeit served Dix well, both in portraying the decadence of man and society in caustic detail and in portraying the dignity of individuals with almost affectionate precision.

    Peter Frank: Blague d'Art: Dix's Mix (No Quick Fix)

  • In her restless, crowded compositions — most often executed in watercolor on an unusually monumental scale for that medium — the celebrants are depicted in a floridly exaggerated manner bordering on caricature, stylistically reminiscent of those mordant critics of Weimar culture, Otto Dix, Max Beckmann and George Grosz, but possessing a warmth and a humor far removed from the angry cruelty of so many Neue Sachlichkeit images.

    Artists: Contemporary Anglo.

  • Freud's Jewish family fled Berlin for London in 1933, when he was just eleven (his father, an architect, was Sigmund Freud's son), yet his adolescent drawings retain a German tinge, feeling their way between the chilly stares of Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) or of the Magic Realists (Alexander Kanoldt, for instance) and the more recent, doom-laden stridencies of neoromanticism and noir.

    The Way to All Flesh

  • Andeutungskunst des grossen Historikers voll zu würdigen, hinderte ihn in früherer Zeit sein Bedürfniss nach scharfer begrifflicher Ordnung und Ausführung, später, und in immer zunehmenden Grade, sein Sinn für strenge Sachlichkeit, und genaue Erforschung der ursächlichen

    A Lecture on the Study of History


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