Nazi_Aesthetic - ART HISTORY 173 April 19, 2011 The Nazi...

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Unformatted text preview: ART HISTORY 173 April 19, 2011 The Nazi Aesthetic Nazi-ism National Sot German Workers Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) (c. 1920-1945) Difficult to truly define, centered around the idea of purity Using purity and sacrifice to create a more beautiful, ideal world Possesses a violent rejection of the avant- garde Much of the high leadership were failed artists Adolf Hitler: Im an artist, not a politician. Hubert Lanzinger The Flagbearer ( Der Fahnentrager ) 1937 Adolf Hitler Ruins of a Cloister at Messines 1914 Origins of Hitlers Aesthetics Richard Wagner (1813-1883) composer, director, essayist, conductor works were a complete work of art works about German/Nordic traditions wrote essays about anti-Semitism Classicism Greece & Rome were height of civilization Germany was to be a combination of Athens, Sparta & Rome Myron Discus Thrower c. 450 BC Polykleitos Spear Bearer c. 450-440 BC The Volk The German people as one living body or organism.The German people as one living body or organism....
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2011 for the course ART HIST 173 taught by Professor Klaun during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Geneseo.

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Nazi_Aesthetic - ART HISTORY 173 April 19, 2011 The Nazi...

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