The Metropolitan Life in German Artists’ Legacy of the Pre-war and Interwar Period
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- German art, Expressionism, new objectivity, Berlin urban life, Weimar artists
Urban life became one of the dominant themes in Weimar art, as a city had been the main living space for a human of the XX century. Being one of the main centres of political and cultural life in Germany, Berlin cannot but attracted artists from all over the country. The article compares the peculiarities of perception of the metropolitan life by expressionists and the representatives of new objectivity. If for the expressionists it was important to look at urban environment in a new way, to reflect its vitalism and dynamism, the new objectivity artists sought to capture the facts of social reality, taking a sober look at the surrounding environment and revealing its most unattractive features. Nevertheless, both movements contributed to the development of new vision of city space, having produced thousands of works devoted to urban issues.
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TY - CONF AU - Maria Belikova PY - 2020 DA - 2020/09/07 TI - The Metropolitan Life in German Artists’ Legacy of the Pre-war and Interwar Period BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 192 EP - 200 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200907.035 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200907.035 ID - Belikova2020 ER -