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Looking at Art An analysis of painting styles Assignment #1 View the six paintings on the following slides. Answer the questions expressing your opinion. Paintings--Set #1 What emotions does this painting evoke? What virtues does this painting represent?

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looking at art

Looking at Art

An analysis of painting styles

assignment 1
Assignment #1
  • View the six paintings on the following slides.
  • Answer the questions expressing your opinion.
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What emotions does this painting evoke?
  • What virtues does this painting represent?
  • What is the women’s role in this painting?
  • What are your feelings toward this painting?
slide5
What emotions does this painting evoke?
  • What virtues does this painting represent?
  • What qualities might the horses represent?
  • What are your feeling toward this painting?
slide6
What emotions does this painting evoke?
  • What virtues does this painting represent?
  • What ideal is being represented?
  • What are your feelings toward this painting?
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What emotions are portrayed in this painting?
  • What mood might have the artist been in?
  • What are your feelings toward this painting?
  • In what ways might people react to this painting?
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Who is portrayed in this painting?
  • What might the artist be representing?
  • What are your feelings toward this painting?
  • In what ways might people react to this painting?
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What emotions are portrayed in this painting?
  • What mood might have the artist been in?
  • What are your feelings toward this painting?
  • In what ways might people react to this painting?
assignment 2
Assignment #2
  • Which set of paintings do you believe would be more popular with museum audiences?
  • Which set of paintings did you enjoy viewing more?
  • Which set of pictures best represents the values of our society better?
an examination of the entartete kunst

An Examination of the Entartete Kunst

Continue presentation to learn about the Nazi art exhibit that shook the avante-garde movement of 1930’s Germany.

assignment 3
Assignment #3
  • Read the following information presented on Entartete Kunst and answer the questions at the end of the section.
entartete kunst degenerate art
Entartete Kunst --Degenerate Art
  • 1937--Nazis hold art exhibit in Munich called Entartete Kunst
  • Purpose--to exhibit art to public deemed degenerate
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Entartete Kunst --Degenerate Art
  • 730 pieces of art--112 artists--6 Jews
  • 4 years--exhibit toured
  • 3 Million--people who saw exhibit
  • 95%--number who laughed at it
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Entartete Kunst --Degenerate Art
  • Degenerate--biological term for a plant or animal which no longer belongs to its species
  • Degenerate Art--unclassifiable, beyond acceptable, “non-art”
  • Also called--Jewish, Bolshevistic, insane, or communist, criminal
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Entartete Kunst --Degenerate Art
  • The Degenerate styles--Expressionism, Cubism, Dada
  • The Artists--Kadinsky, Chagall, Klee, Mondrian, Picasso
  • 20,000 works--confiscated by Nazis
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Photograph of Joseph Goebbels (center) visiting the Enatartete Kunst exhibit in Berlin on February 27, 1938.

nazi approved art
Nazi Approved Art

“We shall discover and encourage the artists who are able to impress upon the State of the German people the cultural stamp of the Germanic race…in their origin and in the community.”

Adolph Hitler, Party Day speech, 1935

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Nazi Approved Art
  • Purpose of Art
    • Strengthen the Third Reich
    • Purify the nation
    • Shape the population’s attitude
    • Carry a political message
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Nazi Approved Art
  • Artistic Themes
    • Simple pastoral life (folk)
    • Living close to the land
    • Health, family, motherhood
    • Aryan ideal, muscularity, athletic prowess
    • Collective action, competition
the role of art in our society
The Role of Art in Our Society
  • Have you ever seen “art” that you considered vulgar? explain
  • Have you ever seen “art” that you simply considered not to be “art”? explain
  • Is it ever appropriate for the government to restrict artistic freedom? explain
an examination of the play corpus christi

An Examination of the play Corpus Christi

Continue presentation to learn about the controversy over the new play Corpus Christi by Terrance McNally.

assignment 4
Assignment #4
  • Read the article Cultural Beat: Theater of blasphemy.Click below to link to the article.
  • Read the scenario that follows and write an essay detailing your decision.
assignment 425
Assignment #4

You were just hired as Artistic Director of the Manhattan Theater Club. The previous director has retired and moved to Florida. Rumor has it the controversy over the new play Corpus Christi caused him to quit.

You must first decide whether or not you will cancel the production of the play. The press has been anxious for a statement.

In the form of a press release, state your decision and defend your position. You know either way many people will be angry at you. You must be diplomatic.

resources
Paintings

Farm Family From Kahlenberg, Wissel, Adolph (Nazi), 1939.

Plowing, Junghanns, Julius Paul (Nazi).

By the Water, Liebermann, Ernst (Nazi), 1936.

Improvisation 31 (Sea Battle) Kadinsky, Wassily, 1913.

Doppelbildnis Karnival (Double portrait, carnival), Beckmann, Max, 1925.

Resources
  • Klee, Paul, Ancient Sound, Abstract on Black, 1925
  • Photograph of “Joseph Goebbels” courtesy of "Degenerate Art" The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany by S. Barron.
  • Photograph of “Man viewing exhibit” courtesy of Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida.
  • Corpus Christi annotation from Stephen Billington, London, England. <http://billington.simplenet.com>