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Where was Marsden Hartley born and when?

In 1877 in Cleveland

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Who painted Portrait of a German Officer?

Marsden Hartley

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Where did Hartley receive his training in art?

In New York

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Whose support did Hartley gain in New York, this person encouraged Hartley to move to New York?

Alfred Steiglitz

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Where did Stieglitz show Harltey's works for the first time?

At 291 Gallery

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When did Hartley travel to Paris?

1912

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Who did Hartley develop a friendship with in Paris?

Gertrude Stein

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What tenets did Hartley react to in his Expressionist paintings?

Futurism

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When did Hartley travel to Berlin?

In 1913

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Hartley became interested in the works of what German Expressionists in Berlin?

Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc

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When did Hartley return to the United States?

In 1916 because of the war

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What did the series of works by Hartley show?

His fascination with the pageantry of war and his rejection of its destructive forces

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The paintings by Hartley that show his fascination with war are known as his?

War Motifs

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Hartley's War Motifs reveal the influence of what movements?

Cubism and Expressionism

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Where did Hartley live after the First World War?

In New Mexico, Mexico, Bermuda, Bavaria, Nova Scotia, the East Coast and the south of France

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Where did Hartley settle in 1937?

In Maine

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When did Hartley die?

I 1943

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Portrait of a German Officer requires the viewer to reflect on the meaning of?

Portraiture as much as a genre

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How is the German Officer evoked in the title in the painting?

By symbolic references

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What is the palette in Portrait of a German Officer limited to?

Black , white, gray, red, gold, blue and green

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What is at the center of Portrait of German Officer?

The black and white Iron Cross within a yellow triangle

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When was the Iron Cross first awarded and where?

In Prussia during the Napoleonic wars

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What colors in Portrait of German Officer reflect on Germany?

Red, black, white, green, yellow and blue

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What specific officer does Portrait of a German Officer make reference to?

Karl van Freyburg

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When was Karl von Freyburg killed?

In October 1914 at the outbreak of the war

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How is Karl von Freyburg shown in Portrait of a German Officer?

His initials K.v.F. in the lower left corner near the number 24 which was his age at the time of his death also four, the number of Freyberg's regiment is shown in the center of the composition

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What is the e in Portrait of a German Officer represent?

A class insignia or Hartley's middle name Edmund

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Who do scholars speculate that Hartley had a romantic relationship with?

Karl von Freyberg

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When did Hartley write to Gertrude Stein expressing admiration for the urban displays of Berlin?

In August 1913

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How did Hartley capture the energy of modern military spectacle in Berlin?

By incorporating bright colors and intersecting forms in his works

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What movement did Hartley reject in favor of what other movement?

Futurism in favor of the more organic forms and symbolic language of Expressionism

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What city was known for its lively homosexual subculture?

Berlin

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What did Hartley's later works while in Maine depict?

Landscapes and seascapes of Maine

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Why did Hartley change his name from Edmund?

To reflect his affinity for her step-mother

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The aesthetic approach of what movement was rejected by Hartley?

Futurism