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Interwar period

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Lisette Gibson

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Transcript of Interwar period

2010
2002 March
In 1927, the National Socialist Society for German Culture was formed. They searched out the art that was corrupt--which increasing included all modernist art.
By '33, they called it "Jewish," "Degenerate," and "Bolshevik" art.

Thousands of works were purged from museums around Germany. In 1937, 650 were chosen for a special exhibit of _Entartete Kunst_ or "degenerate art." The exhibit opened in Munich and then traveled to eleven other cities in Germany and Austria.

Millions came to see the art works hung as to elicit mockery.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/cultureshock/provocations/leni/warning.html
http://www.warpoetry.co.uk/owen1.html
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

THE SECOND COMING

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats
Degenerate Art In pre-WWII Germany
https://www.ushmm.org/research/research-in-collections/collections-highlights/julien-bryan/nazi-germany-1937/1937-munich-exhibition-of-degenerate-art

http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2002/brucke/flash.html
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff joined forces with friends and fellow artists Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Fritz Bleyl, and Erich Heckel to form Die Brucke in 1905.
THE SECOND COMING

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
Two Ambiguous
Figures
Who’s for the game, the biggest that’s played,
The red crashing game of a fight?
Who’ll grip and tackle the job unafraid?
And who thinks he’d rather sit tight?

Who’ll toe the line for the signal to ‘Go!’?
Who’ll give his country a hand?
Who wants a turn to himself in the show?
And who wants a seat in the stand?

Who knows it won’t be a picnic—not much—
Yet eagerly shoulders a gun?
Who would much rather come back with a crutch
Than lie low and be out of the fun?

Come along, lads— but you’ll come on all right—
For there’s only one course to pursue,
Your country is up to her neck in a fight,
And she’s looking and calling for you.

by Jessie Pope, motivational propagandist poet of WWI Britain
Who's for the Game?
All Quiet On the Western Front
http://www.criterion.com/films/27605-the-great-dictator
Pablo Picasso
Guernica
Gray, black and white, 3.5 meters high and 7.8 meters wide (mural-size)
Painted in response to German/Italian bombing of Spanish town of Guernica during Spanish Civil War (1937).
Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will, 1934
1919, Max Ernst, DADAist
Two Ambiguous Figures
, watercolor and ink, 1920, Michael and Judy Steinhardt Collection, New York.
For more info: http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/degenerate-art.htm
“This art is the sick production of crazy people. Pity the people who are no longer able to control this sickness”

In his own mind, the new art forms all stemmed from the USSR and according to Hitler were even found for a very short time in the Bavarian Soviet Republic in the early days of the Weimar Republic
16.14
The Degenerate Movements
Impressionism
New Objectivism (abstract art a la Kandinsky)
Dada
Fauvism
Cubism
Surrealism
Expressionism
Bauhaus
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