Hans Baluschek belongs to the first generation of Berlin Realism. Beginning in the mid-1890s, he emerges as an attentive observer and critical commentator of life in Berlin. His interest is focused on the effects of the Industrial Revolution in a rapidly growing metropolis.

Baluschek’s art deals with the achievements and deprivations of industrialised society. He highlights the effects of mechanisation of daily life and within the working environment; he makes the losers of modern life – the unemployed, the war cripples, old people and the sick– artistically presentable and comments on the moral transgressions of the bourgeoisie.


  • Title: Berliner Rummelplatz
  • Creator: Hans Baluschek
  • Date Created: 1914
  • Physical Dimensions: 150 x 100 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: © Bröhan-Museum, Photo: Martin Adam, Berlin
  • External Link: Bröhan-Museum
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Artist Dates: 1870 - 1935

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