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
12016-08-22T16:44:45-07:00Sara Blaylock, UC Santa Cruz90c69acc85f129272be0130feae47fb850768599101363plain2016-08-24T13:35:13-07:00Sara Blaylock, UC Santa Cruz90c69acc85f129272be0130feae47fb850768599In contrast to western abstraction, socialist realism prescribed an aesthetic of easily legible, photonaturalistic realism. Enshrined as the state style of Stalin's regime in 1934, such art combined accessible imagery with clear, didactic themes readily understood by the masses. An art 'of the people,' it had helped secure the triumph of socialism in the Soviet Union, and it was hoped that the style would also be beneficial to the rebuilding of German culture in the communist East Germany (German Democratic Republic).
Definition adapted from Barbara McCloskey, "Dialectic at a Standstill: East German Socialist Realism in the Stalin Era," (2009).
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12016-07-20T14:15:07-07:00Sara Blaylock, UC Santa Cruz90c69acc85f129272be0130feae47fb85076859910A: Art of Two Germanys19gallery2016-09-02T01:53:26-07:00Sara Blaylock, UC Santa Cruz90c69acc85f129272be0130feae47fb850768599