Non-Objective Composition, c.1920. Lyubov Sergeyevna Popova was a Russian avant-garde artist, painter and designer. In 1916 she joined the Supremus group with Malevich, the founder of Suprematism. The creation of a new kind of painting was part of the revolutionary urge of the Russian avant-garde to remake the world. However there was a tension between those who, like Malevich saw art as a spiritual quest, & others who responded to the need for the artist to create a new physical world.
Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden, 1926, by Otto Dix. Dix was a German Expressionist whose work reflects the political unrest of his time and a perversion that is only trumped by Egon Schiele.