Departure (painting)  

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Abfahrt (Departure, 1932-1935) is a painting by German artist Max Beckmann, currently housed at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Departure depicts a dark nightmarish scenes of brutality and degradation. On one side a man in a striped polo shirt holds a bludgeon-like bag of fish, as though about to "execute" a partially clothed woman who kneels at his feet with her arms bound above her head. It is one of the most violent paintings of modern art. A perfect example of art horror influenced by WWI.

It has been suggested that the right-hand panel of the tryptich was inspired by the Noyades.

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