Visual Culture and Literacy I, Week 2
Visual Culture and Literacy I, Week 2 FACS 150
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Date Created: 07/20/16
WWII and Nazi Influence Cultural upheavals Immigration to the US, anti-Nazi "Is there such a thing as pure art, or does all art make a political statement?" Ideas of unifying all forms of art through theater Gesamt Kunetwerk - total work of art Always necessarily utopic - never truly achieved Nazi Germany Leni Riefenstahl "Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will)" 1934 Large propaganda events Contains excerpts of speeches, party members, commissioned by Hitler Exemplify the return of Germany as a great economic power "Pure documentary" director didn’t think it was propaganda Sense of drawing a link between natural beauty and the people America's response - "Why We Fight" 1942-1945 Reconfiguration to promote the cause of the allies "Destroyed the will to resist, it was just as lethal" Entartete Kunst Exhibition Occupied bauhaus UnGerman, modernist, liberal, degenerate art, foreign (Jewish) influences on moderism Degenerate also refers to a variety of human categories Racial, sexuality, criminal element "The great German art Exhibition" More conservative artists Curatorial strategies Rooms were overfilled, intentionally chaotic Demeaning of women, jews, farmers, and soldiers Included speeches, manifestos
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