Last Watched

"Bauhaus"  Sort by

In the Shadow of Hitler

   2010    Art
There is a tendency to deny German culture the equal reverence of Italy or Spain, and this enlightening new series provides a wonderful opportunity to explore a great, yet often neglected, artistic tradition whose influence has been just as profound. Andrew Graham-Dixon concludes his exploration of German art by investigating the dark and difficult times of the 20th century. Dominating the landscape is the figure of Adolf Hitler, failed artist, would-be architect and obsessed with the aesthetics of his 1,000-year Reich". In a series of extraordinary building projects and exhibitions, Hitler waged a propaganda war against every form of modern art as a prelude to unleashing total war on the whole of Europe. After the war the shadow of the Third Reich persisted, Germany remained divided and traumatised. How would artists deal with a past that everybody wanted to forget? Journeying through the work of Otto Dix and George Grosz and the age of the Bauhaus to the post-war painters Georg Baselitz, Hilla Becher and the conceptual artist Joseph Beuys is a long and strange journey, but the signs that art has a place at the heart of the new reunited Germany are clearly visible.
Series: The Art of Germany
The Putin Interviews
The Putin Interviews

   2017    Culture
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles

   2013    History
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II

   2016    Nature
Nova Wonders
Nova Wonders

   2018    Technology
Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist

   2007    Culture
Inner Worlds Outer Worlds
Inner Worlds Outer Worlds

   2012    Culture
Chemistry
Chemistry

   2010    Science