New Objectivity exhibition: 'World in Transition: Art of the 1920s'
Rudolf Schlichter: 'Margot' (1924)
The Weimar Constitution proclaimed that women were equal to men, causing gender roles to change. Rudolf Schlichter's portrayal of a prostitute named Margot is typical for the "new woman" of the era: She has a short-trimmed bob, a cigarette and a self-confident pose. Nevertheless, the painter shows how life has marked the woman.