The revival of German Romanticism in the 20th Century by Greek artists in post-war Germany

Autor: Stoikou, Eleana

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 19 Mär 2021 13:22

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URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-kuge-575-2


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During the post-war period in Germany, artists combined different art styles and fields to express their concerns about socio-political issues. This trend appeared in both the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic and contributed to the rejection of rational imitation of social reality. Then, in Germany, mainly in West Berlin, several German and international visual artists, among them Greeks, created a dialogue with literature and specifically with German romantic writers and their style. This study aims to research the convergence points of the two forms of expression using features of Romanticism in literature, and to explore how German Romanticism influenced Greek artists in Germany during the 1960s and 1970s. This analysis will be based on Greek artists who reused the German movement’s characteristics, trying to find a way out of the intrinsic reality.


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Fig. 1: Fotis Zaprasis, Die Angst der Geborenheit, 1980