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Expressionist Art And Drama Before, During, And After The Weimar Republic, Shane Michael Kennedy Aug 2015

Expressionist Art And Drama Before, During, And After The Weimar Republic, Shane Michael Kennedy

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Expressionism was the major literary and art form in Germany beginning in the early 20th century. It flourished before and during World War I and continued to be the dominant art for of the Early Weimar Republic. By 1924, Neue Sachlichkeit replaced Expressionism as the dominant art form in Germany. Many Expressionists claimed they were never truly apart of Expressionism. However, in the periodization and canonization many of these young artists are labeled as Expressionist.

This thesis examines the periodization and canonization of Expression in art, drama, and film and proves that Expressionism began much earlier than scholars believe and ...