HAVC 135B : German Art 1905-1945Main MenuHAVC 135B: German Art, 1905-1945This is the course website for HAVC 135B, Summer Session 2 at the University of California - Santa CruzCourse DescriptionThis is a short blurb about the course.Course BasicsUnit One: "German" Art or Art of the World?In this unit, we will examine the art, culture, and aesthetic philosophy of Germany's 19th century.Unit Two: Spirit, Material, Revolution, and DiscontentUnit Three: Total Control: Art and Culture in Nazi GermanyUnit Four: Cold War Premises: Rebuilding Two GermanysSara Blaylock, UC Santa Cruz90c69acc85f129272be0130feae47fb850768599
Farm Girls Returning from the Fields; Leopold Schmultzer, ca. 1940
12016-08-18T11:13:11-07:00Sara Blaylock, UC Santa Cruz90c69acc85f129272be0130feae47fb850768599101364gallery2016-09-02T01:30:15-07:00Sara Blaylock, UC Santa Cruz90c69acc85f129272be0130feae47fb850768599Leopold Schmultzer's Farm Girls Returning From the Fields is a piece that conflates womanhood with an idealized, 'traditional' matriarch. The figures in the painting are paraded as an epitomization of the projected role of women within the Nazi Weltanschauung (worldview). The golden hue of the subjects' skin artifically attempts to bridge a perceived timeless past with a romanticized future. Devoid of plight, the women appear content in their gendered, rural identities. Their regimented and compartmentalized subjectivities are intended to represent the eternal symbol of German livelihood.
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