Frank Auerbach's Mornington Crescent, Summer Morning II, 2004, depicts the familiar urban scene below his studio window in London's Camden Town. Auerbach continues to return to this subject time and again, capturing it at different times of day and in different seasons. The thickly layered impasto paint and bold colours convey a sense of the heat of the summer's morning to the viewer.
Georg Grosz's Interrogation is one of only three known fully-executed watercolours of this subject painted between 1936 and 1939. It depicts the horrific scene of a Communist being tortured by Nazi soldiers. Grosz's free and expressive use of line accentuates the savage emotions depicted in the work.