Georg Scholz's work is associated with the painters of the "New Objectivity" (term coined by Gustav Hartlaub for an exhibition in the Kunsthalle Mannheim in 1925) in terms of both the sober, objective style of painting and the socially critical attitude. In the collection of the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe there is a watercolor in a slightly different form, which shows a section of the picture with a street scene. The painting is a counterpart to the "small town in Baden by day". The scenes show the desolation in the small town in post-war Germany.
Georg Scholz, German small town at night, 1923
© Kunstmuseum Basel, online collection http://sammlungonline.kunstmuseumbasel.ch/eMuseumPlus 04.09.2019