Apocalypse of Modernism | oil paint/wood/metal | Friedrich Neubauer

Apocalypse of Modernism

inventory number: w0156
Combined paintings
111 x 91 cm

The caption of the picture reflects the thoughts of the painter. Does the technical development lead to a civilization which humans have no longer control of? Friedrich Neubauer lived to see the time of the “Cold War” and was aware of the fact, that a nuclear disaster was technically possible. Is it the dark-red lever in the upper half of the picture that might trigger the Apocalypse, the vision of the end of the world from the biblical Book of Revelation of St. John?