HAVC 135B : German Art 1905-1945

Gesamtkunstwerk

A Gesamtkunstwerk is a work of art that makes use of all or many art forms or strives to do so. The term is a German word which has come to be accepted in English as a term in aesthetics. 

It may be translated as: total work of art, ideal work of art, universal artwork, synthesis of the arts, and/or total artwork.

Definition adapted from Wikipedia, August 8, 2016.

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