• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Weimar Republic - corrupt or creative?

Extracts from this document...


The Weimar Republic-corrupt or creative? In this project I am going to explain, with examples, whether the Germans thought the Weimar Republic was corrupt or creative. My first source is a picture. The artist is George Grosz. The picture is entitled 'Grey day.' Already, from the title I can tell that the painting isn't going to be very bright and happy. The artist shows a man in the front of the painting wearing a badge, which represents that he supports the Monarchy, not the republic. Behind him there is a wall, which has crumbled, this represents the crumbling Weimar Republic. Also in the picture there is a man who has obviously lost his arm in the war, he has been forgotten. On the left, there is a worker with no face, this means he has been forgotten and no one knows who he is. ...read more.


The last picture shows a dead man and a man with no legs. The people coming home from the party don't care about them and again just ignore them. This painting shows both sides of life in Germany at the time, it is corrupt because of paintings one and three. It is creative because of painting two. My third source is about Berlin. Berlin, the capital of Germany became a main entertainment centre of the world. It became a centre of new art movements such as Dadaism and Expressionism. Berlin resembled New York in 1945. Theatres in Berlin and Frankfurt led to a revolution on stage. Films were getting more and more outrageous. German cinemas were among the most notable in the world. Germany also had great universities and science centres from the Wilhelmine period. ...read more.


As well as theatres and cinemas there was a vibrant nightclub scene which involved daring floor shows, risqu� songs and naked dancing. To German people this seemed very experimental and shocking. Berlin was also famous for its transvestite balls. Every subject was discussed openly, before the war, these subjects had never been talked about openly. Now things like this were not frowned upon, at least in Berlin. This source shows that the Republic was corrupt. Looking at all of these sources, I have come to the conclusion that the Weimar Republic was both corrupt and creative. There was something for everyone in Germany because of the nightlife and cabaret and those who didn't enjoy things like that could go to all of the new art galleries and watch films. Germany was obviously a bad place to live in for some people, such as ex army officers and poor people. For the people with money life was easy and they had nothing to worry about. By Hayley Anderson. 2 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Art section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Art essays

  1. Since my first encounter with Kandinsky's art I was amazed by their complexity and ...

    Much of his work completed in this time harks back to his homeland Russia as he picks out themes from Russian folksong and legend recalled from childhood memories. In Couple Riding (1906/07) (see Appendix 1, fig. 1) Kandinsky depicts a scene from a Russian fairytale; the beautiful Helena is carried

  2. Tradition In Film

    They are responsible for visionary works such as Brazil, The Fisher King, Being John Malkovich, and Where The Wild Things Are. Gilliam and Jonze are highly imaginative and creative directors and their films often include the subject of insanity. I wish to incorporate their styles into my own because the imagination shown in their films is admirable.

  1. William Powell-Frith - Derby Day (1852).

    snob with his thick tasselled cane, and who walks with a ridiculous swagger. Depictions of such young men, known to walk the streets of London, were popular in cartoons at the time, such as those of Leech, whose biography was written by Frith.

  2. My Detective Story.

    was always making notes and asking about the value of exhibits, was another suspect. But he was a harmless art-geek, not a master criminal. The big man with the beard - his records showed he'd spent time in prison after robbing a convenience store.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work