The thick nervous brushstrokes embody the world he lived in and illustrates his inner state of restlessness as a response to military service. The distortion of the body figure, the thickness of brushstrokes in Artillerymen reflects the artist’s feeling and experience of the war. Kirchner’s work from this period does not seek to avoid the theme of war. The paintings are grounded in reality and reflect his new environment and his quotidian routine as a soldier. It could be argued that the art of Germany in its most unstable period of recent history reveals the harmful of war and unnecessary suffering makes us questioning the moral of human.
The term was firmly established when Fry held a second show of postimpressionist art at the Grafton Galleries in 1912. The Postimpressionists The painters most closely associated with postimpressionism all took part in Fry's first exhibition: Cézanne, Seurat, Gauguin, Matisse, and van Gogh. Although their styles differed greatly from one another, these artists shared an ability to communicate concepts, emotions, or personal sensation through their art. Unlike other postimpressionists, Paul Cézanne did not create symbolic equivalents between elements of his paintings and particular emotions or concepts. Instead, Cézanne, who began his career as an impressionist, felt that he could communicate the intensity of his personal sensation through his painted observations of nature.
(http://www.artelino.com/articles/abstract_art.asp) However, the roots of what we generally term “abstract art” can be traced to the Impressionism movement of the 1880s-1890s. Impressionism disregarded the notion that art was supposed to portray images. Post Impressionism continued this trend and placed more emphasis on the artist’s emotions and expression. Wassily Kandinsky and Kasimir Malevich were the first to really create works that were pure abstraction. Kandinsky was the founder of the Abstraction movement and even published a book detailing his theories on art and spirituality, On the Spiritual in Art.
This belief is shown throughout Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” by his consistent usage of Nietzsche’s phrase ‘lords of the earth’. Friedrich Nietzsche tore apart the nihilistic mindset of Europe and gave it a new purpose. He combated the degradation of Europe’s moral foundation with his own theories, the Superman. The Superman is one who has overcome himself and follows no other values but those of his mind. He leads man, allowing a model for continual improvement of humanity until it can finally break free from its chains within eternal recurrence.
From The Birth of Tragedy, where Wagner's music represented the hope for the re-birth of pre-Socratic Greek culture to The Case of Wagner, where Wagner was the artist of German decadence par excellence, Richard Wagner always personified nineteenth century Germany for Nietzsche. By examining Nietzsche's relationship to Wagner throughout his writings, one is also examining Nietzsche's relationship to his country of birth. In this paper, I carry out such an investigation with a focus on the late period (the writings after Thus Spoke Zarathustra) in order to clarify Nietzsche's view of his own project regarding German (and by extension European) culture. I show that in the late period Nietzsche created a portrait of Wagner in which the composer was a worthy opponent; meaning someone with whom Nietzsche disagreed but viewed as an equal. Nietzsche himself took on several worthy opponents, and he claimed that in his battle with "these objects of resistance" he learned about himself.
The mission of this ministry was “to censor all opposition to Hitler and present the chancellor and the Nazi Party in the most positive light while stirring up hatred for Jewish people.”(HISTORY.COM) He was the one of the close friends of Nazi Germany’s Führer, Adolph Hitler. Goebbels, who appointed himself "Patron of the German film", and Adolf Hitler realized the power of films and they used cinema as propaganda. Goebbels and Hitler thought that the most effective way of propaganda is using film. In 1994, Goebbels said: “The film is one of the most modern and far-reaching media that there is for influencing the masses.” Moreover, Hitler was a movie fan. “He(Hitler) cultivated friendships with actors and filmmakers and often screened films as after-dinner entertainment.
The narrator in “The Things They Carried” deals with the subjective conditions of war. Throughout the story, straining emotions often brought O’Brien’s teams emotions, especially after a death, causes a “crying jag” with a “heavy-duty hurt” (O’Brien 1185). The fury of emotion associated with death begins to erode the sharp minds of the soldiers and become mentally effective. After an event of large magnitude, it still began to take its toll on the protagonist as they often “carried all the emotional baggage of men who might dies” during the war (O’Brien 1187). The travesties that occurred with the brutality of war did not subside and began to affect those involved in a deeply emotional way.
He therefore becomes distressed and finds it hard to deal with his fears. In Journey’s End the main fear in which all the characters agonize, is the idea of war. This whole story is based around the horrors and actions which take place during war, and we therefore get involved in the scenery of war and become very familiar of what the characters must feel.
Human Instinct in The Things They Carried Fear is a strong emotion that is constantly haunting the minds of the men in Tim O'Brien's book, The Things They Carried. Fear is handled by different men in different ways. However, through the characters of Dave Jenson and Lee Struck in "Enemies" and "Friends," two opposing reactions can be seen. HCAL defines cultural studies as something that can "...either create community or cause division and alienation"(240). By using cultural studies it is possible to analyze these two stories to understand why these two men react differently to he same emotion under different circumstances.
Staples also is fearful himself because of the reaction he causes due to his ethnic inheritance. He lives in a world where any black man or person of color is perceived as a imitate danger. Staples has a reason to be fearful as he is in a never ending nightmare filled with hate. The sense of fear he experiences