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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
How did artists and their publics respond to modernization in the late 19th century?
12016-07-29T10:31:25-07:00HAVC 135B48dc63e105cb9494c4b97f5905d76e011b4b6a55101362plain2016-09-02T02:07:17-07:00Sara Blaylock, UC Santa Cruz90c69acc85f129272be0130feae47fb850768599Modernization and economic development in the late 19th century lead to many social inequalities. This new culture of industrialization was marked by advanced technologies, a massive population boom, and elevated social tensions. Artists began to reflect the unadorned “everyday” life and subjects, without a false romantic or heroic depiction like most academic art enforced. They particularly began representing the life of the urban working class, painting their working conditions as a way critique the changes and effects of a new modern nation. These paintings often created uneasiness for the upper and middle class, believing it reflected an uncleanliness and unruliness, made even stronger because it was accompanied by an anxiety of increasing socialism. Pecht reflects a conflict true for many, he believed true national art would depict contemporary life yet critiqued these very styles and subject matter because of the dirty urban bodies and their masses of people. Yet these urban masses reflected the true contemporary life during the time.
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12016-07-18T11:11:19-07:00Sara Blaylock, UC Santa Cruz90c69acc85f129272be0130feae47fb850768599Unit One: "German" Art or Art of the World?55In this unit, we will examine the art, culture, and aesthetic philosophy of Germany's 19th century.gallery3049162016-09-02T01:21:51-07:00Sara Blaylock, UC Santa Cruz90c69acc85f129272be0130feae47fb850768599