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Germany 1918 –1939: Art & culture

VCE History Units 1 & 2 | Study 2: Social and cultural change

Source: Cut with the Dada Kitchen Knife through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch in Germany. (Hannah Höch, 1919).

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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)

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Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

Level 3 resourceLEVEL

Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

General Capabilities
Enduring Understandings

Students will understand that cultural expression is at the forefront of societal change, and thus appreciate what is required for social/cultural change to occur. Furthermore, students will understand the limitations of cultural structures and how they can often constrain individual thought.

Essential Questions
  • How did someone like Adolf Hitler come to power?
  • Why did nobody stop him?
  • What led the German people to accept Hitler as their leader?
  • How did Europe change after WWI?
  • What are the main elements to social, cultural and economic change in Germany during the 1920s?
  • Who opposed such change and why?
  • How did Hitler create such policies in an attempt to create his Aryan state?

Germany 1918 –1939 | Art and culture: Overviews

Level 1Articles

Level 2 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view this video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

"The Blue Rider Group in 5 Minutes How: Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc Paved the Way for Modern Art & Were Devastated by World War I" (Indigo Artbox, 2016)

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In text reference / citation: Indigo Artbox (2016) or (Indigo Artbox, 2016)
Bibliography / Reference list: Indigo Artbox, (2016). Blue Rider Group: 5 Minute Art History Video, [eVideo]. Indigo Artbox. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/OddPuDu4P2M

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Level 1 resourceFilm and video

"MoMA's teen-led Digital Advisory Board talks to assistant curator, Samantha Friedman, about what defines the artistic and literary movement, Dada." (Friedman, 2016)

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In text reference / citation: Friedman (2016) or (Friedman, 2016)
Bibliography / Reference list: Friedman, S., (2016). What is Dada? by MoMA Teens, [eVideo]. The Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/X29dPzJIMbA

Level 2 resource

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In text reference / citation: Smarthistory (2011) or (Smarthistory, 2011)
Bibliography / Reference list: Smarthistory, (2011). Hannah Höch, Cut with the Kitchen Knife, 1919-20, [eVideo]. Smarthistory. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/9E1cA3j_xY8

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Level 1 resourceFilm and video

"Bauhaus was a totally different type of art school, training students in many art and design disciplines, with the ultimate aim of unifying art, craft, and technology." (Open University, 2013)

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In text reference / citation: Open University (2013) or (Open University, 2013)
Bibliography / Reference list: Open University, (2013). Bauhaus: Design in a Nutshell, [eVideo]. Open University. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ZQa0BajKB4Q

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Level 1 resourceFilm and video

"Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Street, Dresden, oil on canvas, 1908 (MoMA) Speakers: Dr. Juliana Kreinik, Dr. Steven Zucker, Dr. Beth Harris." (Kreinik, Laird & Harris, 2009)

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In text reference / citation: Kreinik, Laird & Harris (2009) or (Kreinik, Laird & Harris, 2009)
Bibliography / Reference list: Kreinik, J. Laird, C. & Harris, B.,(2009). Kirchner, Street, Dresden, [eVideo]. Smarthistory. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/zfZu--psur8

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Level 1 resourceFilm and video

"Max Ernst is often described in textbooks as a key Dada or Surrealist artist, but throughout his long career, he worked across many mediums transforming everyday images into visionary dreamscapes. MoMA curator Anne Umland explores his life and works as a painter, sculptor, collage maker and poet in MoMA's exhibition, “Max Ernst: Beyond Painting.”" (Umland, 2017)

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Bibliography / Reference list: Umland, A., (2017). Max Ernst | HOW TO SEE the artist with MoMA curator Anne Umland, [eVideo]. The Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/sWAzhHQKX5c

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Level 1 resourceFilm and video

"The inspiration behind and work produced by the German expressionists is discussed and shown in this short series of films based around the works [displayed] at Leicester’s New Walk Museum and Art Gallery’s Collection. Otto Dix (1891-1969) studied in Dresden from 1910-1914 and was a painter of wall-decorations until he taught himself painting. Like many artists, Dix was initially enthusiastic when the First World War broke out and was a soldier throughout the war. During this time Dix, who soon discovered the brutality of war, produced numerous war drawings. Dix had returned from the war for less than 2 years when he made this etching entitled “Match Seller” which is discussed here, one of a series called 5 Radierungen (5 Etchings), which show groups of disabled ex-soldiers, often with devastating injuries or psychological damage." (Leicester Museums, 2014)

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Bibliography / Reference list: Leicester Museums, (2014). Leicester German Expressionist Artists - Otto Dix, [eVideo]. Leicester Museums. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ooWTsCRVSMQ

"No other 20th-century artist dealt as intensively or as strongly with the First World War than Otto Dix (1891--1969). His shockingly realistic depictions of wounded and dead soldiers in the trenches have been imprinted in our collective memory. The huge triptych "Der Krieg" ("War", 1929--1932), hanging in the Galerie Neue Meister, is one of the key works of German realist painting from the 20th century. In the style of an Old Master, the four panels reveal the "great seminal catastrophe of the 20th century", showing troops setting off at daybreak (left panel), the battlefield as a place of death (central panel), soldiers returning from the hell of battle (right panel) and fallen soldiers resting in peace in a dugout (predella)." (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, 2014)

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In text reference / citation: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (2014) or (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, 2014)
Bibliography / Reference list: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, (2014). Otto Dix. DER KRIEG ("WAR") The Dresden Triptych, [eVideo]. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/9PXVzuI0Gtk

"Otto Dix, Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden, 1926 (Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris) Speakers: Dr. Juliana Kreinik, Chad Laird" (Kreinik & Laird, 2009)

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In text reference / citation: Kreinik & Laird (2009) or (Kreinik & Laird, 2009)
Bibliography / Reference list: Kreinik, J. & Laird, C., (2009). Dix, Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden, [eVideo]. Smarthistory. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/sHkZWu9tgpw

Level 1Articles

Level 1 resourceFilm and video

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In text reference / citation: Lang, (1927) or (Lang, 1927)
Bibliography / Reference list: Lang, F., (1927). 'Fritz Lang's The Complete Metropolis - Theatrical Trailer, [eVideo]. KinoInternational. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/9VxgQN2GfMY

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Level 1 resourceFilm and video

"An exhibit called 'Degenerate Art'... at the Neue Galerie in New York offers a new look at the assault on modern art by the Nazis. The exhibit juxtaposes the classical 19th century paintings and sculptures that Hitler loved and accepted, with the abstract modern art that he hated and labeled "degenerate."" (PBS NewsHour, 2014)

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In text reference / citation: PBS NewsHour (2014) or (PBS NewsHour, 2014)
Bibliography / Reference list: PBS NewsHour, (2014). 'Degenerate Art' exhibit explores Nazi assault on modern art, [eVideo]. PBS NewsHour. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/xmyynpSHx_4

Paul Troost's the House of (German) Art, 1933-37 is discussed in relation to the Great Exhibition of German Art and the Entartete Kunst Exhibitions of 1937 in Munich. The House of German Art now exhibits international contemporary art in direct opposition to the original National Socialist intent. (Harris & Zucker, 2012)

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In text reference / citation: Harris & Zucker (2012) or (Harris & Zucker, 2012)
Bibliography / Reference list: Harris & Zucker, (2012). Troost, House of German Art and the Entartete Kunst exhibition, [eVideo]. Smarthistory. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/hpY22uSAPAA

Germany 1918 - 1939 | Art and Politics in the Weimar Republic

Level 2 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view this video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

Part of the Struggle - Art and Politics in the Weimar Republic. (wocomoCULTURE, 1985)

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In text reference / citation: Bunge & Orders (1985) or (Bunge & Orders, 1985)
Bibliography / Reference list: Bunge, N. and Orders, R., (1985). Part of the Struggle - Art and Politics in the Weimar Republic, [eVideo]. wocomoCULTURE. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/GfxN5rZSgyA

IntroductionThe following resources from Smarthistory explores the artistic changes that occurred in Germany between World War I and World War II. The resources look at the social, cultural, economic and political changes that impacted on artists, as well as the way society responded to this art, this includes the way the Nazi party viewed art, and tried to influence art, and use it for their own political advantage.

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