Munich modernity

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The Munich Modern was how the Berlin and the Vienna Modern , one of the pulse of modern art and literature of the late 19th century until the First World War . Occasionally the Munich art scene of the 1920s is still referred to as Munich Modernism.

The painters' association “ Der Blaue Reiter ” became particularly influential . The journal Die Gesellschaft , founded by Michael Georg Conrad , was the first naturalistic literary journal, and the Society for Modern Life promoted modern literature.

The satire paper Simplicissimus was one of the most important time-critical magazines of the German Empire.

The writers and artists of Munich Modernism mostly belonged to the Schwabing bohemian scene at the turn of the century.

The following painters are commonly assigned to Munich Modernism :

The writers of Munich Modernism include:


  • Modern life. A collector's book of Munich modernism. With contributions by Otto Julius Bierbaum, Julius Brand, MG Conrad, Anna Croissant-Rust, Hans von Gumppenberg, Oskar Panizza, Ludwig Scharf, Georg Schaumberger, R. v. Seydlitz Ms. Wedekind. 1st row, Munich 1891.