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Max Beckmann’s 1949 “Perseus’ Last Duty” is a testament to a violent century.

 Making good on a vow to strengthen its collection of 20th-century art, the Cleveland Museum of Art has purchased a dark and disturbing 1949 masterpiece by the great German Expressionist Max Beckmann.

The painting, “Perseus’ Last Duty,” depicts the ancient Greek hero, the slayer of Medusa, in the act of beheading naked

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