This painting, The Salon by Otto Dix, depicts a German Cabaret circa 1921, filled with women who were free to go to salons, smoke cigarettes, enjoy their own sexuality, drink to their heart’s content.
This was an amazing time in history that was destroyed by Adolf Hitler. The Fuhrer’s agenda quickly killed the culture of women’s independence, and turned females from Free Woman -- central to the arts and intellectual life of their country -- into “House Frau”, only allowed to be involved with Children, Kitchen and Church (Kinder, Küche, Kirche).
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