Max Beckmann's Departure

Forced to resign his teaching post after the Nazis came to power Beckmann moved to Berlin. Eventually landing in the United States Beckmann called the center panel “The Homecoming”  
“and said of it, "The Queen carries the greatest treasure—Freedom—as her child in her lap. Freedom is the one thing that matters—it is the departure, the new start." Publication excerpt from The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA Highlights, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, revised 2004, originally published 1999, p. 162
Max Beckman, Departure, Oil on canvas, Frankfurt 1932, Berlin 1933-35

Left Panel, Beckman

Center Panel, Beckman

Right Panel, Beckman


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