German Art: From Impressionism to the Bauhaus
This course will offer an overview of German art from impressionism to the Bauhaus. The 65-year period from 1880 to 1945 saw two world wars, revolutions, hyperinflation, and art defamation, but also the Roaring Twenties, Berlin as an international metropolis, cabaret, and satire. How did artists depict the decadence, upheaval, glitter, and doom? Symbolism, art nouveau, expressionism, Dada, new objectivity, and the Bauhaus, as well as the most important artists and photographers of these movements, will be discussed in illustrated lectures and during a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
You'll Walk Away with
- Familiarity with important German artists and photographers from 1880 to 1945
- An understanding of the history of German art and art movements
- The curious and creative
- Art enthusiasts