Homework 10.2: German Expressionism

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1913 l Kirchner, Street Berlin (MOMA)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWivDUWFaX0

1.  According to this resource, what are the “hallmarks of Exressionist painting” seen in this work?

2.  According to this resource, what aspects of modern urban life are embodied by the two prostitutes in the foreground?



German Expressionism:  Works from the Collection (MOMA)
http://www.moma.org/explore/collection/ge/

The following questions are based on the Museum of Modern Art’s German Expressionism:  Works from the Collection.  Since the site is not easy to navigate, I have provided links to specific pages

German Expressionism – Brücke – Styles (MOMA)
http://www.moma.org/explore/collection/ge/styles/brucke

3.  According to this resource, what does the name “Brücke” symbolize?

4.  According to this resource, why did Brücke artists favor printmaking and drawing?

5.  According to this resource, what kinds of themes did Brücke artists depict?

German Expressionism – Themes – City Life (MOMA)
http://www.moma.org/explore/collection/ge/themes/city_life

6.  According to this resource, what was the Brücke attitude towards modern city life?

German Expressionism – Themes – Nude (MOMA)
http://www.moma.org/explore/collection/ge/themes/nudes

7.  According to this resource, what did the naked body symbolize to Brücke artists? )

8.  According to this resource, how did Brücke nudes differ from the conventions of the art academies?

German Expressionism – Themes – Primitivism (MOMA)
http://www.moma.org/explore/collection/ge/themes/primitivism

9.  According to this resource, what stylistic conventions did Brücke artists borrow from primitive art?

10.  According to this resource, what attracted Brücke artists to primitive art?

German Expressionism – Der Blaue Reiter (MOMA)
http://www.moma.org/explore/collection/ge/styles/blaue_reiter

11.  According to this resource, what is the symbolism of the name “Blaue Reiter”?

12.  According to this resource, why were Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc attracted to abstracted forms?


Kandinsky:  The Path to Abstraction (Tate Gallery) – Room 3
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/kandinsky-path-abstraction/kandinsky-path-abstraction-room-guide-2

13.  According to this resource, what are the three categories that Kandinsky divided his work into?

Kandinsky:  The Path to Abstraction (Tate Gallery) – Room 6
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/kandinsky-path-abstraction/kandinsky-path-abstraction-room-guide-5

14.  According to this resource, what themes did Kandinsky explore in the years leading up to World War I?

Kandinsky:  The Path to Abstraction (Tate Gallery) – Room 7
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/kandinsky-path-abstraction/kandinsky-path-abstraction-room-guide-6

15.  According to this resource, what is the theme of Kandinsky’s Composition VI, and how is this theme expressed?