Art & Culture of the Weimar Republic

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  • Art & Culture of the Weimar Republic

    Catrina Chen AP Art History

  • Weimar Republic


    Social Democratic Party (SPD)

    Treaty of Versailles

    unpopular with both left & right

    hyperinflation, unemployment

    The Dawes Plan (1924)

  • Art

    German Expressionism

    Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity)

    DadaOtto Dix, Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von

    Harden (1926)

  • Neue Sachlichkeit

    New Objectivity



    verism (N.O.)


    Magic Realism Giorgio de Chirico, The Song of Love (1914)

  • Dada in Germany


    First International Dada Fair (1920)


    Early Spring Exhibition (1920)


    The Merzbau

  • Hannah Hch!!Cut with the Dada Kitchen Knife through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch in Germany !!(1919)

  • John Heartfield

  • George Grosz

  • George Grosz

  • Otto Dix Der Krieg (The War)


  • Raoul Hausmann!The Art Critic (1919-20)

  • Kurt Schwitters The Merzbau


  • Architecture & Design



    Der Ring

  • Walter Gropius, Monument to the March

    Dead (1921-22)

    Caspar David Friedrich, Das Eismeer (The Sea of Ice), 1824

  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe !

    Friedrichstrae Skyscraper Project (1921)

  • Bruno Taut, doors in the Hufeisensiedlung (1925-1933)

  • Bruno Taut, Onkel-Toms-Htte, Wilskistrasse, Berlin (1926-31)

  • Karl Schneider, flats in Hamburg (1929)

  • Mies van der Rohe

  • Marianne Brandt 1924

  • Literature

    Hermann Hesse

    Siddhartha (1922)

    Christopher Isherwood

    Goodbye to Berlin (1939), The Berlin Stories

  • Film

    Robert Wiene, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

    Fritz Lang, Metropolis (1927)

    Josef von Sternberg, Der Blaue Engel (1930)

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari


  • Der Blaue Engel

  • Quiz

    1. All of the following are Neue Sachlichkeit artists EXCEPT

    A. Otto Dix

    B. Hannah Hoch

    C. Franz Marc

    D. George Grosz

    2. Bauhaus is influenced by:

    A. Constructivism

    B. Modernism

    C. De Stijl

    D. All of the above

  • Quiz

    3. Christopher Isherwoods Goodbye to Berlin inspired which musical?

    A. Cabaret

    B. Fiddler on the Roof

    C. Chicago

    D. West Side Story

    4. Metropolis (1927) was directed by:

    A. Sergei Eisenstein

    B. Fritz Lang

    C. Robert Wiene

    D. Josef von Sternberg

  • Quiz

    5. This is an example of:

    A. printmaking

    B. photomontage

    C. photography

    D. assemblage