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Modern Art in Germany from Kandinsky to Kiefer
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Delivery Learning Mode - Virtual Classroom

This mode of learning is also known as virtual learning or a virtual classroom. It is similar to face to face training, except you attend via video using Zoom or similar software. You will have structured “classes” to attend virtually.

The Short Course

Modern Art in Germany from Kandinsky to Kiefer

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 Enrolment Guide

Why should I take this course?

Explore German art in the 20th century with this four part course

Modern Art in Germany from Kandinsky to Kiefer at a glance

Course Summary

Modern art in Germany has been at the forefront of western art throughout the 20th century, from the foundation of expressionist movements such as The Blue Rider and The Bridge, through Bauhaus and New Objectivity and onto the politically charged works of work of Beuys and Keifer that have challenge attitudes towards a horrific past.

During this course you will explore:

  • Expressionism and the birth of modernism in Germany
  • Weimar, New Objectivity and the Bauhaus
  • The legacy of Nazism in the art of Kollowitz, Beuys and Keifer
  • Communism and Consumerism: art in 1960s and 1970s

Important Information

Course Length: 4 weeks
Mode: Online
Commitment: 4 x 1.5 hour sessions
Access Requirements: Refer to "Further Information"
Prerequisites: None
Institution: The Short Course
Course Information

Modern art in Germany has been at the forefront of western art throughout the 20th century, from the foundation of expressionist movements such as The Blue Rider and The Bridge, through Bauhaus and New Objectivity and onto the politically charged works of work of Beuys and Kiefer that have challenge attitudes towards a horrific past.

This four part course takes you in to German art in the 20th century. It begins with a focus on German expressionism and the works of Kandinsky, Münter, Marc and Kirchner, whose use of colour and gestural brushwork brought an internal and subjective world into public attention before WWI. We then follow the story of German art into the Weimar period, with the New Objectivist’s rejection of emotion and sentimentality in the portrayal of contemporary life. But the idea that art could transform society took a new direction in this period with the foundation of the Bauhaus, with its rationalist fusions of art and design.

Ultimately both movements would be suppressed by the Third Reich, whose legacy, including the division of Germany into two countries, continues to affect modern art in Germany. In the second part of the course we look at art in post war Germany. In the third session, we look at different artists’ responses to Nazism and its legacy, including the art of Kollowitz, Beuys and Kiefer. But the new situation German artists faced was equally influential - art in a communist east and a consumerist west. In the fourth session, we look at as Baselitz, Höfer, Womacka and Polke whose works engaged with these new modernities and vastly different experiences.

Course Content

Session 1: Expressionism and the birth of modernism in Germany

Session 2: Weimar, New Objectivity and the Bauhaus

Session 3: The legacy of Nazism in the art of Kollowitz, Beuys and Kiefer

Session 4: Communism and Consumerism: art in 1960s and 1970s

Course Provider

The Short Course was created by Dr. Nick Gordon to connect you with academic experts who are passionate about their fields and are adept at helping you learn more about art and history. As experienced teachers and public communicators, we understand that learning is a lifelong pleasure and that good teaching is about much more than just imparting knowledge. Our philosophy is that good teaching helps you understand more about the history and cultures of the world so that you can see more for yourself, even long after a class has ended.

The Short Course brings you the enjoyment of learning in a small group through online webinars. Each session includes a lecture by an academic with expertise in the subject he or she is teaching, giving you access to a wealth of cultural and historical knowledge. We offer two different types of classes: live short courses with a maximum of 15 participants, and recorded lecture courses that you can stream at your convenience.

Lecturer

Dr Nick Gordon is a cultural historian and artist with an encyclopedic knowledge of European and Australian art. His research on the Italian Middle Ages and Renaissance has won numerous academic scholarships and prizes (including a University of Sydney medal in History and a PhD). He has over fifteen years’ experience speaking about history and art history, from ancient to contemporary, to university and adult audiences, and regularly takes small groups to major modern and contemporary art events, including the Venice Biennale and Art Basel.

Course Availability

Tuesday 10:00am -11:30am

Sessions will take place on the following dates:

  • Session 1 - 2 March 2021
  • Session 2 - 9 March 2021
  • Session 3 - 16 March 2021
  • Session 4 - 23 March 2021

    Access to Live Lectures

    Short courses take place in a virtual private room in Zoom, a free platform for online meetings and seminars. Zoom works on most desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. Zoom requires a computer or device with a camera, speakers, and an internet connection.

    Once you have booked your place in a course, you will receive a confirmation email. This email contains the link to the Zoom room. Clicking on the link or copying into your browser will start Zoom and take you into a virtual waiting room. Your lecturer or course administrator will admit you to the Zoom room. Only the lecturer and people booked on the course will be allowed into the Zoom room, keeping it a safe and secure online environment.

    Access to Recorded Lectures

    Once you have booked on a recorded lecture course, you will receive a confirmation email with a link in it. You will then receive a second email with a password. The link and password will allow you to access a private webpage, from which you can stream the lectures at your convenience.

    Further Information
    After You Enrol

    Our online short courses are live events that take place in a virtual private ‘room’ with a maximum of 15 participants - it’s like taking a class. Each short course is divided into sessions; each session begins with a lecture - and because it’s live, you can ask questions and offer comments - and is followed by time for questions and discussion. The lecture component of these sessions is recorded, so if you miss a class then you can catch up later.

    The Short Course also offers recorded lecture courses, which you can stream at your convenience.

    Study Requirements

    This course does not require any assumed knowledge, only a willingness to learn, and an interest in history.

    Live sessions require:

    • Access to ZOOM, which is free
    • A device with a camera, such as a tablet or a computer with a webcam
    • Internet connection
    Cancellations & Refunds

    All cancellations are subject to both the InspiringED.com Terms & Conditions and those of the institution delivering your course.

    • A $250 InspiringED.com administration fee will apply for all cancellations requested after 48 hours of your enrollment
    • Up to 2 weeks prior to live lecture event: 100% refund, less any administration fee
    • Up to 1 week prior to live lecture event: 50% refund, less any administration fee
    • Within 1 week of live lecture event: no refund, less any administration fee
    • Change of session dates, subject to availability, less any administration fee

    Your enrollment may be cancelled by completing our contact form HERE.