German Art: From Postwar to Now
How did German artists find a new beginning and a forward-looking vision after World War II? In 1945, German artists made a radical break with tradition that was soon complicated by the 41-year-long division of Germany (1949–1990). This course explores the movements in East and West Germany and then reunified Germany, such as Fluxus, Aktionskunst, Gruppe ZERO, and the Leipzig Schule, among others. We will look at the works of well- and lesser-known artists, including Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz, Rosemarie Trockel, and Isa Genzken, as well as photographers from the Düsseldorfer Schule, in illustrated lectures and gallery visits.
You'll Walk Away with
- Familiarity with important German artists from 1945 to today
- An understanding of the history of postwar German art and art movements
- Art enthusiasts
- Aspiring and practicing arts professionals