HAVC 135B : German Art 1905-1945

Kalenberg Farm Family; Adolf Wissel, 1939

- family lineage, multi-generational (children, parents, grandparents)
​- Christian/moral family with multiple children and marital chastity 
- permanence and eternal 
- culture not only the visible, but found within clothing, landscape, social forms, etc.
- "Aryan sameness" (pg 119, Michaud)
- "racially pure" - "did not mirror society but served as role models for it" (optional reading - no page numbers) 
- interlacing of all German families, racial sameness, connects others into this image 
- repetitive representations of the future - becoming the normative 
- historical connection to the land -- national pride and attachment to/from land 
- timelessness, and nostalgia (golden tones throughout painting)
- stability of family life, family as role models 
- folk attire showing heritage of "German" - (contrasted against eternal future with children icons) past to future reflects the temporality within Nazi paintings  
- What is the difference between "realistic" and "realism"? 
- How can something so detailed and specific represent the masses? Shouldn't it be more generalized? 

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