If you like your art to see life through rose-colored glasses, the works of Max Beckman may not be your thing. Beckman’s experience as a medic during World War I led him to portray the violence and conflict of postwar German with a unique style that combined intense color, angular and flattened forms, and bold gestural outlines. His apocalyptic perspective on current events and psychological issues of the day are brutally honest and strangely beautiful. See the first American comprehensive retrospective of the artist’s work since 1984 at the MoMA QNS. The exhibit includes paintings, sculptures and drawings by an artist who – although he never professed a particular formal approach – made a profound mark on war-era painting, and whose impact can still be seen on the painters of today.