The Arresting Manifesto
Now that the graphic medium has begun to make its contribution to contemporary art in India, it seems pertinent to look back at the legacy of the German expressionists. In this context, the varied exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art seemed significant, and more rewarding than a number of other like programmes. The impact on the viewer is considerable: In modifying his general impression as to the content, intent and purpose of graphics. The exhibits included the work of Emil Nolde, Otto Mueller, Erich Heckel, George Grosz, Kirchner, Christian Rohlfs, Karl Schmidt Rottluff, Frannz Marc, as well as Paul Klee, Kadinsky, Kokoscha and finally Feininger. Not all of these artists survived the first World War. Some of them, as Franz Marc, initiated movements such as the Blaue Riter group in the short span of a few years given to them. Despite their highly individualised statements, their concern was essentially to portray society of these rather critical years, before and after the World War ( 1910- 22).