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Interwar Years (Laffey, Lytle, Michel)

Tenth grade project examining the Political & Social Impact of World War I

Art & Artists

Surrealism (& Salvador Dali) 

  • Was it revolutionary?
  • What was its critique? 
  • Focus on a particular painting.

Dada(ism):

  • What was it? 
  • What was its critique?
  • What were its most influential works?
  • Focus on a particular painting.

Other questions:

  • How did an artist's work during this time reflect the artists political beliefs? 
  • How did an artist's work during this time reflect the political turmoil occuring in the world?

Online

An incomplete list of artists & artistic movements

Movements to consider:

  • Avant Garde
  • The Bauhaus
  • Futurism
  • Constructivism
  • Neo-Plasticism
  • Cubism
  • Expressionism

Artists to consider:

  • Max Beckman (Germany)
  • Marc Chagall (Russia)
  • George Grosz (Germany)
  • Diego Rivera (Mexico)
  • Frida Kahlo (Mexico)
  • Wassily Kandinsky (Russia)
  • Paul Klee (Germany)
  • Kathe Kollwitz (Germany)
  • Piet Mondrian (Netherlands)