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Art of the Weimar Republic (Germany 1919-33) by Gabriel Tordjman, Winter 2011 Warning: Some of these images contain graphic depictions of violence.

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1 Art of the Weimar Republic (Germany ) by Gabriel Tordjman, Winter 2011 Warning: Some of these images contain graphic depictions of violence

2 Art of the Weimar Republic (Germany ) Timeline World War I ( ) German Revolution ( ) Weimar Republic ( ) Nazis elected to power (1933) World War II ( )

3 World War I ( ) Trench Warfare

4 World War I ( ) Battle of the Somme: Trench Warfare [1916]

5 World War I ( ) David Swanson, “Abandoning Torture But What About War?”, LA Progressive, 10 Feb, what-about-war/

6 Metal on Metal, Otto Dix, Stormtroopers Advancing Under Gas (1924)

7 Otto Dix, The Trench (1920) Metal on Metal,

8 Kathe Kollwitz, Killed in Action (1921)

9 Kathe Kollwitz, Deutschlands Kinder Hungern! (1924) Alexander B. Downes (dept. Pol. Sc. Duke)

10 George Grosz, Grey Day (1921) ABC Gallery

11 George Grosz, Dusk (1922) Ineedartandcofee,

12 Otto Dix, The Skat players (aka Card playing war cripples) (1920). Ordinary Finds, grotesque-the-skat-players

13 Weimar Republic Hyperinflation (1923) German children playing with worthless money In 1922 a loaf of bread cost 163 marks. By September 1923 a loaf of bread cost 1,500,000 marks.

14 Madame Pickwick Art Blog nihilism-death-as-a-ready-made/ George Grosz, Eclipse of the Sun (1926)

15 George Grosz, Pillars of Society (1926)

16 George Grosz, The Agitator (1928) ABC Gallery

17 Weimar Republic Hitler during the “Beer Hall Putsch” (1923). This was the Nazis first (failed) attempt at seizing power.

18 Weimar Republic After years of political instability and economic problems, Germany, along with much of the world suffered through a devastating Great Depression beginning in

19 The Great Depression Famous photograph by Dorothea Lange of Florence Owens and her children outside a migrant workers’ camp in California during the Great Depression.

20 Nazis Come to Power It was under these conditions, when huge numbers of people lost their jobs, that Hitler and the Nazi party came to power in Germany in Nazi electoral propaganda posters for the 1932 German election. "Workers: The Brain and the Fist! Vote for the frontsoldier Hitler!" (source: The Rise of the Dictators: by Peter Banyard. Gallery Books, New York City. 1986, p. 18.) "Fight hunger and despair! Vote for Hitler!" (source: "An Exhibition of German Posters," May 8 through June 15, 1963, New School for Social Research, New York City.)

21 Nuremberg, Germany, April 1945 In 1939 World War II broke out. World War II

22 Kathe Kollwitz, Nie wider Krieg! [Never again War] (1924)

23 The End


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