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
In what ways did race, class, and social issues influence both traditional (academic) and non-traditional (experimental) artworks?
12016-07-28T16:26:38-07:00HAVC 135B48dc63e105cb9494c4b97f5905d76e011b4b6a55101361plain2016-07-28T16:26:39-07:00HAVC 135B48dc63e105cb9494c4b97f5905d76e011b4b6a55Race, class, and social issues influenced both traditional and non-traditional artworks in a time when critics like Pecht, wanted to see art that actually reflected contemporary life with accuracy, unlike academic art, that failed to show contemporary realities. Therefore, artists such as Max Liebermann, Theodor Esser, and Adolph Menzel, who brought about the use of light-color paintings, began to produce artworks that focused on the lower class and their working conditions. Since these non-traditional artworks depicted the harsh working conditions of the labor workers, middle class and upper class people were repulsed with the art that depicted the German people as unclean. The upper class feared that this Socialist movement was affecting German art and also their reputation through these depictions of contemporary realities. In regards to race, non-traditional works such as Liebermann's painting of Twelve Year Old Jesus in the Temple received harsh criticism because it depicted a Jewish scene. Those that were against this painting argued that it portrays an inaccurate depiction of Jews since this painting did not portray the stereotypes of Jewish people that German people were so accustomed to seeing.
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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