A modern movement that developed in Weimar Germany in the 1920s. It offered a return to unsentimental reality and a focus on the objective world, as opposed to the more abstract, romantic, or idealistic tendencies of Expressionism. The artists associated with the movement were not formally organized and worked in many different locations. They are linked by their embrace of naturalism in their drawings and paintings and by their vivid, often satirical depictions of Weimar society following Germany’s defeat in World War I.