The Visual arts Influence in Nazi Germany
'Nazi Germany ' represented the period from 1933s to 1945s, which played an important role in prosperous German history and the modern European history. After Germany participated in First World War in the first half of the 20th century, the whole society was glutted with unemployment, poverty, hunger, inflation and moral corruption. The public couldn’t feel the republican democracy benefits.
The main reason was that people were discomposed that Germany had lost a war and most of the people blame for the defeat. On the other hand, during 1929-1933, the worldwide Great Depression, which impacted Germany, and there was no leader of Weimar could solve the economic problem. However, Hitler as a leader of Nazi party, he used people’s fear of instability to play a leader with great vision. Hitler and his Nazi party used visual art to grasp the psychology of the masses and also using the visual propaganda gained the support of the worker and the farmer. Nazis spent huge money on newspapers, poster and campaigns encouraged people to support the party. After 1933s, Nazis controlled the whole country with dictatorship2.
“Visual art, along with films, photos, posters, and advertisements, was heavily shaped by Nazi ideology once Hitler gained power on January 30th 1933.” Kasher (1992) offers a definition of visual art in Nazi Germany.( ‘The Art of Hitler’ 59:p.49-85) Further, visual propaganda was an important instrument during the Nazi Germany for maintaining power of Nazi policies.,
The characteristic of visual propaganda was combining visual arts and politics in Nazi Germany, such as political rallies, posters, caricatures, photos and advertisements. In realit...
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...skills is of great importance to the rulers in some certain history culture context . As it can unite and benefit the masses .Otherwise, it will leave behind a painful lesson to the whole country. Thus it can be seen that political transformation is not confined to political context, but also widely used in visual culture context such as philology, media studies and semiology and extensively and profoundly connected.
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