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Test Questions 1. What is the difference in the meaning of the naked Venus and the clothed Venus? The naked Venus portrays lust and desire, the “birth” or early stages of sexual awakening. On the other hand, the clothed Venus is less sensual and represents married love and the meaning of sexual desire. They are both connected with nature. 2. What is the importance of cinema in the Weimar Republic? One more medium in which images move. Before 1914, limited audience, bad technology Post-1918, huge improvements in quality of film Mass entertainment Theaters with 1600 seats In Berlin, from 2400 theaters in 1918 to 5600 in 1929 In Berlin in mid-twenties, 2 million people a day go to the movies
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Unformatted text preview: • German production competes with American imports 3. What is one reason Stalin did not approve of Shostakovitch’s Lady Macbeth of the Mstensk District? The portrayal of women in it. 4. What are the racial issues behind Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess? African Americans were concerned that the opera might stereotype them as people who lived in poverty, took drugs, and solved problems with violence. 5. What is a use of a sidewalk? Safety. 6. What was the Entartete Kunst exhibition? It was an assembly of works for the purpose of clarifying for the German public by defamation and derision exactly what type of modern art was unacceptable to the Reich, and thus “un-German.”...
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