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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 might the horrible outcomes of the Nazi’s use of art and culture have influenced the apolitical turn toward abstraction in West Germany, as well as the adoption of socialist realism in East Germany?
12016-08-25T08:27:13-07:00HAVC 135B48dc63e105cb9494c4b97f5905d76e011b4b6a55101362plain2016-09-02T02:05:48-07:00Sara Blaylock, UC Santa Cruz90c69acc85f129272be0130feae47fb850768599The outcomes of Nazi use of art influenced the turn towards abstraction in West Germany because the artists were now free to express themselves without regulation and could move away from the realism that was encourage (almost forced) upon artists during the war. Socialist realism thrived in East Germany because it was viewed as the art of the people, art that was helping rebuild the image of Germany and its citizens. Nazi art created a identity for Germany that artists wanted to move away from, this lead to the adoption of new styles, and the reappropriation of old styles, to form a new identity. - Summer 2016