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The Birth of Venus (detail), a 1486 painting by Sandro Botticelli

Industriebauern[1] (1920, English: Industrial Farmers) is an oil painting with collage by Georg Scholz. It depicts a Bible-clutching farmer with money erupting from his forehead, seated next to his monstrous wife who cradles a piglet. Their subhuman son, his head open at the top to show that it is empty, is torturing a frog. Perhaps Scholz' best-known work, it is typical of the paintings he produced in the early 1920s, combining a very controlled, crisp execution with corrosive sarcasm.

The painting was Scholz's submission to the Ersten Internationalen Dada-Messe. It is in the collection of Von der Heydt-Museums in Wuppertal.

The painting was used on the cover of Comic Grotesque.



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