German Expressionism: The Art of Escape

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Heather Stewart , University of Louisville
Examination of the historical and social contexts that manifested in bizarre and often grotesque elements of context, theme, and aesthetic in various works of the German Expressionist movement. Further, the philosophical critique of modernity inherent to these works, as well as subsequent escapism for the artist, are also analyzed.