German Art Between the Wars: Expressionism to Degenerate Art
The 1920s were a vibrant period in German Art. We begin with the German Expressionists exemplified by Kandinsky and Franz Marc, followed by the First International Dada Fair.
We study in depth the wonderful 1920s’ New Objectivity, featuring pictures by Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, and George Grosz, and look at Bauhaus design. Photography features August Sander and we explore how Germany led the world in Expressionist cinema: “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” and “Metropolis”. We analyse the impact of Nazism, which condemned the ‘Degenerate’ Art of the Expressionists.
Residential Fees From: £253. Non Residential: £197
Course runs from 9am Monday to Tea on Tuesday. (Afternoon & Evening course sessions on Monday only, finishing at 9:30pm)
Dr Jan. D. Cox was awarded a BA at Oxford Brookes University, where his work on Christopher Wood won the Jeanne Sheehy Memorial Prize, and an MA at the University of Bristol. He was formerly chief researcher for a project that placed online Wyndham Lewis’s art criticism in The Listener, and has since been awarded a PhD scholarship by the University of Leeds. He has lectured extensively on European and British art at the University of Bristol and the Royal West of England Academy. He has also addressed conferences at Universities in Oxford and Montreal, and at the Danish National Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate St. Ives and the Courtauld Institute. He is on the tutor panel for both Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
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