Grotesque figures, crooked buildings, angular walls, deliberate artificiality, bizarre style, stilted movement, abstract significance, a profound "document" of the state of German culture at the beginning of the Weimar Republic, an 'epicenter' of German Expressionism, a landmark in the evolution of the art of film...
Completely meaningless but susceptible to description, conducive to outlandish interpretation, and begging some "important" explanation. I can barely sit through sixty seconds, bored even of my own fondness for analysis, evaluation, and diagnosis.
A painting by Lyonel Feininger, however, I can view for hours, meanwhile thoroughly disabused of the desire to pronounce commentary.
|Stiller Tag am Meer III, 1929|