Liebermann depicts figures of children without stylization, setting them into disharmonious compositions abounding in unease and nervous tension. The child does not have a genre role here and does not act as a symbol of innocence, goodness and beauty. The figures and faces of children do not yield to idealization. In his artistic conception, the artist opposes the narrative function of the image. His works often have nothing in common with the Impressionist trend to evoke “an impression” or the subsequent tendencies of emphasizing expressivity. The works represent what is merely a banal, unconcerned view of ordinary objects or situations which, in a way, are empty of content. Liebermann demasks the traditional strategies of Western art, opening the road to a new aesthetic experience in avant−garde art.