Forgotten Female Artists of the Weimar Republic

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Forgotten Female Artists of the Weimar Republic

<p>Discover the art and lives of two distinct female artists, Hanna Höch and Jeanne Mammen, who emerged in Berlin during the tumultuous years of the Weimar Republic. Explore the art movements these

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Discover the art and lives of two distinct female artists, Hanna Höch and Jeanne Mammen, who emerged in Berlin during the tumultuous years of the Weimar Republic. Explore the art movements these artists were engaged with and their critic of the social and political extremes of that time. This session will look at the distinct works of these two artists: Hanna Höch was a trailblazer in the art of photomontage within the Dada circle while Jeanne Mammen was part of the “New Objectivity” movement with her drawings of bohemian women in Berlin’s cafés and nightclubs.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction of two artists Hannah Höch and Jeanne Mammen who emerged during the Weimar Republic in Berlin.
  • A short overview of the historical context of the Weimar Republic: politics, society and art.
  • Details about two art movements of the time: Dada and Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) and placing of the two artists within these movements and their contemporaries.
  • Biographical details about Hannah Höch and Jeanne Mammen and demonstration of their work and their distinct styles.
  • Background about the artists life after the Weimar Republic and their standing in art history.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Discuss the role of female artists within the context of their times and in art history.
  2. Identify the importance of their work and describe their distinct styles.
  3. Discuss the art movements and society of the Weimar Republic.
  4. Discuss the legacy of these artists.