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
What role did art and culture play in forming Germany’s national identity in the 19th century?
12016-07-27T21:16:09-07:00HAVC 135B48dc63e105cb9494c4b97f5905d76e011b4b6a55101363plain2016-07-28T07:32:06-07:00Sara Blaylock, UC Santa Cruz90c69acc85f129272be0130feae47fb850768599Germany was struggling with finding its own cultural identity and traditions during the 19th century. Occupied by France, a channel was needed where Germans felt as though their cultural history and background could stand along with the traditions of the other, some might say stronger, nations that surrounded them. This channel became art and art practices. German art was used to show not only the world but the citizens of Germany themselves that this nation too had a rich cultural history of fine art. Romantic nationalism was depicted in art pieces, portraying landscapes and figures in uniquely German ways. Art and culture was used to show the citizens of the country that they too were from a great nation with a historical legacy, bringing a huge sense of pride into the nation. Furthermore, art was used to show the German discontent with their occupation by France. It was used as a channel to express the pride in the country and its cultural history that was trying to be covered.
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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