Female artists during the First World War in Germany, 1914-1918
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The war and its consequences were the dominant themes in German women's art between 1914 and 1918. Their artistic interpretation and observations of the conflict represented the artist's own as well as more general wartime experiences and fulfilled important functions in society. Women's art was used to rally support for the war effort, appeal to women's patriotism and offer practical guidelines on how to lead a household according to the requirements of the war. From 1915 onwards, the majority of women's art reflected a growing awareness of the carnage of the war. Artistically, this is evident in both symbolic and realistic attempts to understand and explore the phenomenon of wartime death. During the war art became an essential element in coming to terms with death and dealing with bereavement.
Author: Siebrecht, Claudia
Publisher:Trinity College Dublin
Type of material:Poster
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