Weimar Arts (Golden Age)

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  • Weimar Golden Age: Arts
    • Art
      • Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity)
      • WWI experiences and the collapse of Monastic rule was the inspiration of artistic culture
      • Old forms of art left behind and instead, pursued a style influenced by social realism
      • Dada movement
        • Hannah Hoch and George Grosz
        • Disapproved of war and had an 'anything goes' rule
      • Bauhaus
    • Music
      • Music became more expressive
      • Arnold Schoenberg
        • Modal writing
      • Gebrauchmusik
        • Music written for a purpose (film, theatre)
      • Development of Zeitopera (Opera of the time)
        • Reflect issues of the day from LW perspective
    • Cabaret + Theatre
      • Berlin had 40 theatres and 120 newspapers/magazines
        • Challenged Paris: The center of theatre
      • American investment resulted in celebration and increased spending
      • Germany developed the idea of Cabaret in France (1880s) and renamed it Kabarett
        • Explicit dancing and light-hearted songs mocked politicians
          • Ebert and Hitler mocked often
      • Transvestites and other LGBTQ groups were prominent
    • Architecture
      • Similar materials used as before, but in innovative ways
        • Eg: Buildings would only be made of concrete
      • Bauhaus school under Walter Gropius was one of the most famous schools
      • Extensive use of tubular steel and synthetics so it could be mass produced at a lower cost
      • Furniture became more minimalistic and streamlined to be more comfy
    • Radio
      • Used in 1920s for communication
      • 4 million sets in 1930
      • Used to democratize culture
        • Also used by radical LW as propaganda


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