Der Kinobesuch

Der Kinobesuch

A comprehension and writing worksheet for German GCSE revision. Starts with comprehension questions and then gives a writing exercise. Two exercises in total. Roughly one hour of work
tamara_bohrer
A Weekend in Munich

A Weekend in Munich

A German Reading Worksheet that could be Homework or basis of a revision lesson for the topic vacation, holiday trips, etc. There is an additional Writing Task as well. Suitable for all Exam-boards
tamara_bohrer
German Christmas Quiz 2017

German Christmas Quiz 2017

A PowerPoint quiz with 6 rounds including geography, famous German speakers, Celebs, German words The answers then all relate to German Christmas words! Ideal for KS3 and KS4 Answers included - a whole lesson planned for you !
colmerm
MFL Posters - Language Icons

MFL Posters - Language Icons

These posters are designed to promote learning foreign languages in schools, the choice of 'language icons' covers many successful people in sport, science, music, film. The main aim of this campaign is to show to students that learning languages enhances chances of success in life.
Lukaszlucky
MFL poster 2 - Audrey Hepburn

MFL poster 2 - Audrey Hepburn

This poster is designed to promote learning foreign languages in schools, the choice of 'language icons' covers many successful people in sport, science, music, film. The main aim of this campaign is to show to students that learning languages enhances chances of success in life.
Lukaszlucky
AQA AS German 2016 Speaking Cards (UPDATED Apr 2017)

AQA AS German 2016 Speaking Cards (UPDATED Apr 2017)

AQA AS German NEW SPEC 2016 UPDATED - there were previously some small grammatical mistakes which are now corrected UPDATED - now includes the Berlin topic A total of 24 speaking cards I've made to practise for the speaking exam. Please leave a review :-)
jhalkyard
GOODBYE LENIN film project adapted to new GCSE 2018 FILMKRITIK FILM REVIEW

GOODBYE LENIN film project adapted to new GCSE 2018 FILMKRITIK FILM REVIEW

This contains a whole film project about "Goodbye Lenin" which I used for my year 10 groups over 2 weeks (7 lessons). We did it at the end of "Zeit fuer Freizeit" unit from the Stimmt 9-1 Higher textbook to expose pupils to an authentic German film full of culture. In the Power Point you have an outline of how I structured the lessons + activities from the booklet. I created also a booklet for pupils with all activities around the film. Over the course of the lessons pupils will explore the historical East vs West Germany division, the concepts of Wende and Ostalgie and loads of activities on the film. The year 10s loved the whole project and motivation was high since they are a very clever group. At the same time they loved doing something which is usually required at A-level. At the end of the PPT and the booklet you also find the questions for the speaking assessment and a writing assessment task in the new GCSE style! It worked so well!
antmfl
Films and Cinema in German - Kino und Filme

Films and Cinema in German - Kino und Filme

A presentation of different genres of films in German that can be used as a quiz. There are six rounds including recognising genres from posters, reading film descriptions and listening to trailers. Can be used to introduce the topic of film, for example in Chapter 2 Zeit fur Freizeit in Stimmt GCSE. Answers after each round and again all together at the end of the presentation, depending on the way the quiz is played and marked. Please read the slide notes.
jusch12
Cultural German KS3 Starter slides

Cultural German KS3 Starter slides

Cultural starter slides for KS3 German Progressively more difficult as the slides go on. Topics include: 'News' articles - Slides 1-20 Geography of Germany - Slides 21-53 History of Germany - Slides 54-60 Keywords: starter, cultural, German, KS3, Geography, History, News
StefOliver
Kurt Schwitters quotes: on collage & his life in Dada by the German artist; for students & pupils

Kurt Schwitters quotes: on collage & his life in Dada by the German artist; for students & pupils

Kurt Schwitters, quotes by the German artist on life & art in non-political Dada - free art-resource for students, pupils and art teachers . Kurt Schwitters was a German Dadaist sculptor, painter, poet and writer. He represented as essential Dada artist the non-political Dada in Germany. He organized Dada-meetings, o.a. in The Netherlands, together with Theo van Doesburg. Schwitters had to move to Norway in the 1930’s and later to England, to escape the terror of Nazism. He became famous for his many glued collages. Schwitters refers in his quotes to his own created Dada art, like the many glued collages he made and his Dada-poems (he partly created with Hans Arp) and to his installation art ‘Merz-bau’ and his music-piece the ‘Ursonate’. . Some selected quotes of Kurt Schwitters - as a short introduction of his extended quotes in the PDF: ’My name is Schwitters, Kurt Schwitters… .I’m a painter and I nail my pictures… .I’d like to be accepted into the Dada Club’ - source of Schwitters’ quote: his letter to Swiss Dadaist Hans Richter, c. 1916; as quoted in ‘I is Style’, ed. Siegfried Gohr & Gunda Luyken, NAI Publishers, Rotterdam 2000, p. 151 ’Every artist must be allowed to mould a picture out of nothing but blotting paper, for example, provided he is capable of moulding a picture! - Schwitters’ quote in his text: ‘Merz. Für den Ararat geschrieben’, (1920); as cited in ‘Kurt Schwitters, das literarische Werk’, ed. Friedhelm Lach, Vol 5, p. 77 ’Fümms bö wö tää zää Uu, pögiff, Kwii Ee. Oooooooooooooooooooooooo, dll rrrrr beeeee bö dll rrrrr beeeee bö fümms bö, rrrrr beeeee bö fümms bö wö, beeeee bö fümms bö wö tää,…’ - quote from his text ‘UrSonate’ (Sonata in Primitive and Original Sounds), Kurt Schwitters, 1932; as quoted in ‘Das literarische Werk’, ed. Friedhelm Lach, Vol. 1. . links for selected art-resources on Kurt Schwitters: more sourced quotes of Kurt Schwitters: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Kurt_Schwitters extended biography facts of the Dada-artist Schwitters: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Schwitters images of Schwitter’s art, like his many collages: https://www.wikiart.org/en/Search/Kurt Schwitters . editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch]
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Marianne von Werefkin quotes: on her colorful painting art and artist-life - for students and pupils

Marianne von Werefkin quotes: on her colorful painting art and artist-life - for students and pupils

Marianne von Werefkin quotes - the woman-artist, on her painting art & artist-life - free art-resource for students, pupils and art teachers . Marianne von Werefkin’s quotes express all sides of her feelings; she adores and she despises life. The world of facts bores her, because she is longing for infinity and eternity. Art should express these great dimensions. Marian Werefkin left Russia with the painter Jawlensky. They got both involved in the German artist group Blaue Reiter / Blue Rider - part of German Expressionism. Werefkin was for years Jawlensky’s muse, but she had also great theoretical influence in the ‘Blue Rider’ discussions. She created a very expressive and colorful painting art in and around Munich. In 1914 she fled with Jawlensky to Switzerland because of the start of World War 1. After 1918 they parted - she left for Ascona, Italy - and painted there till her death. . Some selected quotes of Marinanne Werefkin - as a short introduction of her extended quotes in the PDF: ’I am a woman, I lack every (ability for) creation. I can understand everything and cannot create… .I don’t have the words to express my ideal. ’ - quote of Werefkin, c. 1902, in: ‘Lettres à un Inconnu’, 1901-1905; as cited in ‘Marianne Werefkin’, ed. Grambin: Aviva, 1998 ’A colossal orange moon rolls as an unbelievable ball against intense blue. The silhouettes of the houses flank this blue on both sides, forming a childishly rigid little frame… - Marianne’s quote of 1905, in: ‘Lettres a un Inconnu’, (Notebook III, p. 120) in ‘Aux sources de l’expressionnisme’, 1999. p. 156 ’Any art is a concentrated feeling of love elevated to a world view and translated into an artistic language of symbols.’ - her quote, from Marianne Werefkin’s lecture she gave during a regular Art Society meeting, 22 March 1914 . links for selected art-resources on Marianne von Werefkin: biographical notes on Marianne von Werefkin, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_von_Werefkin artist-quotes of ànd about Werefkin, Wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Marianne_von_Werefkin images of the painting art of Werefkin, Wikiart: https://www.wikiart.org/en/marianne-von-werefkin . editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch]
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Expressionism described: in quotes of the involved artists + art-images - for students and pupils

Expressionism described: in quotes of the involved artists + art-images - for students and pupils

German Expressionism, described in quotes of the involved Expressionist artists + art images - free art-resource for students, pupils and art teachers . The selected quotes of the Expressionist artists illustrate their options and goals in German Expressionism. Artists as Kirchner, Franz Marc, Heckel, Jawlensky, Nolde, Max Beckmann and Marian Werefkin express their views. Expressionism was at first a mainly German art-affair. It was essentially the first modern art movement which broke with the Impressionist painting-style. The Expressionist artists wanted to create art in strong emotional expressions and flat color-fields. A part of the artists searched for a figurative direction, in Dresden / Berlin: ‘Die Brücke’ - others developed a more abstract way of expression like in the artist-group in München: ‘Der Blaue Reiter’. . Some selected artist-quotes on Expressionism - as a short introduction of its extended quotes in the PDF: ’The artist is the only one who detaches himself from life, opposes his personality against it, he is the only one who orders things as he wishes them to be in place of things as they are.’ - quote of Marianne Werefkin: in her ‘Lettres à un Inconnu’, 1901 - 1905; Vol 1 ‘My beautiful One, My Unique!’ ’The struggle for existence is very difficult here (Die Brücke-artists just moved from Dresden to Berlin), but the possibilities are also greater. I hope that we can create a fruitful new school…’ - quote of Kirchner: in his letter to Louise Schiefler, November 1911 ’I have such a passion for painting! I am continually working at form. In actual drawing and in my head, and during my sleep. Sometimes I think I shall go mad, this painful, sensual pleasures tires and torments me so much.’ - quote of Max Beckmann: in a letter to his first wife Minna, May 1915 . links for selected art-resources on Expressionism: Expressionism described, on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expressionism artist in their quotes describe Expressionism, on Wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Expressionism . editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch]
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Paula Modersohn quotes: on her painting & artist-life in Worpswede / Paris - for students and pupils

Paula Modersohn quotes: on her painting & artist-life in Worpswede / Paris - for students and pupils

Paula Modersohn-Becker quotes, on her painting art & artist-life in Worpswede + Paris - free art-resource for students, pupils and art teachers . In her quotes Paula Modersohn describes her early painting and life in Worpswede, the artist-colony in North Germany. There she painted in-open-air her German landscape paintings of the different seasons and many portraits as well (children and mothers)! She writes about the impact of Nature on her senses and on her painting-style. Paula moved between Impressionism and Expressionism - in my personal view. In later letters Paula describes her stay in Paris with her depressions and her painterly uncertainties - but also her great joy to see in reality the paintings there of Cezanne and Matisse. She writes how painting demands a great deal of her energy. But: ‘…working and sleeping in the same room with my paintings is a delight’. . Some selected quotes of Paula Modersohn-Becker - as a short introduction of her extended quotes in the PDF: ’Worpswede, Worpswede, Worpswede! [small rural village in North-Germany were a colony of German artists was working then, including Paula] My sunken Bell mood! Birches, birches, pine trees and old willows. Beautiful brown moors - exquisite brown!’ - Paula Modersohn’s quote, from her Journal, Worpswede 1897 ’Recently I have felt just what the mood of colors means to me: it means that everything in this picture changes its local color according to the same principle and that thereby all muted tones blend in a unified relationship, one to the other.’ - quote of Paula Modersohn-Becker, from her Journal, July 1989 ’The intensity with which a subject is grasped - still life’s, portraits, or creations of the imagination - that is what makes for beauty in art’ - quote of Paula, from her Journal, Worpswede 1899 . links for selected art-resources on Paula Modersohn-Becker: biographical notes on Paula Modersohn, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Modersohn-Becker artist-quotes of ànd about Paula Modersohn, Wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Paula_Modersohn-Becker images of the painting art of Paula Modersohn, Wikiart: https://www.wikiart.org/en/paula-modersohn-becker . editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch]
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Anselm Kiefer: quotes on painting + sculpture art & his artist-life - for students and pupils

Anselm Kiefer: quotes on painting + sculpture art & his artist-life - for students and pupils

Anselm Kiefer, quotes on his painting, sculpture & artist life in Germany - free art-resource for students, pupils and art teachers . Kiefer was born in 1945, and studied art with teacher Joseph Beuys during the 1970’s in Düsseldorf. Kiefer makes his paintings mainly from straw, clay, lead, oil paint and shellac - among others. They are meant to be representational paintings in large size. The poet Celan inspired Kiefer - also did the spiritual concepts of the Jewish Kabbala. Kiefer’s art is frequently referring to Nazi-terror, Holocaust and other roots of German history. In his quotes Kiefer describes himself as an artist with a calling - a necessity to stay in the world by creating his art. In his own words, c. 2005: ‘I thought - when I was a child - the only method to be ‘not’ in the world… … is to be an artist. I feel me outside, yes.’ . Some selected artist-quotes of Anselm Kiefer - as a short introduction of his extended quotes in the PDF: ’I am only able to do what stirs me. I want to perceive with my senses things which at the moment are not generally perceived.’ - quote of Kiefer, 1986; as cited in ‘Structures are no longer valid’, in “Ein Gespräch…”, ed. Jaqueline Burckhardt, Parkett Verlag, Zurich, 1986 ’I used my self, my body (in his art) as an instrument… …not only my body but also my spirit… .as an instrument to research something. - Kiefer’s quote from: ‘Tim Marlow joins Anselm Kiefer to discuss his work’, 2005 ’This time during the Second World War is part of my history, part of my memory, but it is the latest part of my memory, so the memories of each human being goes much more back, it goes to the dinosaurs, even later (Kiefer means: earlier)… … I think we even remember geological times. So this (the Second World War) is one little part of our / of mine memory. - Kiefer’s quote from: ‘Tim Marlow joins…’, 2005 . links for selected art-resources on Anselm Kiefer: biographical notes on Anselm Kiefer, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anselm_Kiefer artist-quotes of ànd about Kiefer, Wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Anselm_Kiefer images of the painting art of Anselm Kiefer, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Anselm_Kiefer . editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch]
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Jawlensky quotes: on his color-use, his soul & the later Heads-paintings - for students and pupils

Jawlensky quotes: on his color-use, his soul & the later Heads-paintings - for students and pupils

Jawlensky quotes: on his color-use, soul & the art, and his Heads-paintings - free art-resource for students, pupils and art teachers . Jawlensky’s quotes inform us about his use of color and forms. Expression of the soul is for him the main goal for his painting art, see the ‘Head’ at the right. Jawlensky was a Russian-born artist. He left Russia, with Marianne Werefkin; they settled in Munich and got involved with the ‘Blaue Reiter’ and Kandinsky and Gabriele Munter. Jawlensky painted then colorful and expressive. Because of the outbreak of World War 1. Jawlensky went to Switzerland, where he spent the rest of his life. Because of a serious muscle disease, Jawlensky could not manage normal seize paintings any longer. He started to paint small works on paper, his famous series ‘Variations’ and ‘Abstract Heads’. These works he saw as visual statements of a spiritual content. . Some selected artist-quotes of Jawlensky - as a short introduction of his extended quotes in the PDF: ’To me apples, trees, human faces are not more than hints as to what else I should seen in them: the life of colour, comprehended by a passionate lover.’ - quote of Jawlensky, c. 1903-05: cited by W. D. Dube in ‘Expressionism’, p. 115 ’I am now mainly painting faces and landscapes; I am obsessed day and night by the vision of faces and colours. And the spiritual vision is my mystical world.’ - quote from Jawlensky’s letter to his brother Dimitri, c. 1917 ’I now began to search for a new path in art (c. 1914). It was a major task… …I felt within myself, within my breast, the keyboard of an organ and I had to make it resonate. And the nature that was in front of me served me only as a prompter. And that was a key that unlocked this organ and made it resonate.’ - quote of Jawlensky, in his letter to P. W. Verkade, June 1938 . links for selected art-resources on Jawlensky: extended biographical notes of Jawlensky, on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexej_von_Jawlensky artist-quotes of and about Jawlensky, on wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Alexej_von_Jawlensky many images of Jawlensky’s painting art, on Wikiart: https://www.wikiart.org/en/alexej-von-jawlensky . editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch]
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Hans Hofmann quotes: his talks - painting  in American Abstract Expressionism; for students & pupils

Hans Hofmann quotes: his talks - painting in American Abstract Expressionism; for students & pupils

**Hans Hofmann quotes - on painting art in American Abstract Expressionism; - free art-resource for students, pupils and art teachers . Hofmann was a German-born artist who later traveled to America c. 1932. There he became a leading senior-painter of Abstract Expressionism in New York; he had strong impact with his art concept of ‘push & pull’. Moreover he was engaged in many art-debates in the scene of the New York School. His first real abstract paintings dated from c. 1940. In a quote Hofmann stated as his focus ‘the ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary, so that the necessary may speak…’ Hofmann became famous for his expressive, energetic painting art and for his innovative ideas in creating modern dynamic painting. . Some selected artist-quotes of Hans Hofmann - as a short introduction of his extended quotes in the PDF: ’To sense the invisible and to be able to create it - that is art.’ - Hofmann’s quote, 1950; as cited in ‘Hans Hofmann’ (1998) by Helmut Friedel and Tina Dickey ’You make a thin line and a thick line. It is the same with geometrical shapes. It is all relationship. Without all these relationships it is not possible to express higher art.’ - quote of Hofmann, 1952 - a remark to Robert Motherwell ’Painters must speak through paint - not through words.’ -quote, 1959; as cited in ‘It ls’, No. 3, Winter-Spring 1959 ’My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light…’ - quoted in ‘The Artist’s Voice : Talks With Seventeen Modern Artists’, (1962) by Katharine Kuh, p. 128 . links for selected art-resources on Hans Hofmann: extended biographical notes on Hans Hofmann, on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Hofmann artist-quotes of ànd about Hans Hofmann, on Wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Hans_Hofmann c. 100 images of Hofmann’s painting and drawing art, on Wikiart: https://www.wikiart.org/en/hans-hofmann . editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch]
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Caspar David Friedrich quotes: on his landscapes and Romantic painting - for students and pupils

Caspar David Friedrich quotes: on his landscapes and Romantic painting - for students and pupils

Caspar David Friedrich, quotes on his landscapes and Romantic painting art - free art-resource for students, pupils and art teachers . Friedrich’s quotes inform us directly about his painting art in German Romanticism and the impact of the wide landscape and Nature on him, in solitude. He painted many wide Romantic landscapes in his studio, with wide empty shores or high mountains. Most of Friedrich’s landscapes show humble human beings, in a wide Nature. His primary interest was contemplation of Nature and the Sublime. . Some selected artist-quotes of Caspar David Friedrich - as a short introduction of his extended quotes in the PDF: ’I just stepped out of the dark, still forest and found myself on a rising hill. In front of me I saw a valley, surrounded by fertile hills, in which a town stood and the newly covered slate roof of the tower glowed in the evening light… .Filled with soaring joy I stood there a long time and looked at the beautiful area…’ - quote of Friedrich, from his Notebook, 1803 ’Through the gloomy clouds break / Blue sky, sunshine, / On the heights and in the valley / Sing the lark and the nightingale / God, I thank you that I live / Not forever in this world / Strengthen me that my soul rise / Upward toward your firmament.’ - some poetry-lines of Friedrich, 1802-05 ’Sometimes I try to think and nothing comes out of it; but it happens that I doze off and suddenly feel as though someone is rousing me. I am startled, open my eyes, and what my mind was looking for stands before me like an apparition - at once I seize my pencil to draw…’ - Friedrich’s quote, recorded by Vasily Zhukovsky, c. 1821; cited in ‘Caspar David Friedrich in Briefen und Bekenntnissen’, p. 239 . links for selected art-resources on Caspar David Friedrich: extended biographical notes of Friedrich, on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caspar_David_Friedrich artist-quotes of ànd about Friedrich, on Wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Caspar_David_Friedrich images of his painting art, on Wikiart: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Caspar_David_Friedrich . editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch]
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Quotes of 14 famous Women Artists: on their creation of art & artist-life; for students and pupils

Quotes of 14 famous Women Artists: on their creation of art & artist-life; for students and pupils

Quotes of 14 famous Women-artists: on creating art & their artist-life - free art-resource for students, pupils and art-teachers 14 Famous women-artists, in their quotes and stories about creating their art and their individual lives. You find her in 14 PDF’s the collected quotes of 14 women-artists Mary Cassatt, Helen Frankenthaler, Isa Genzken, Barbara Hepworth, Frida Kahlo, Elaine de Kooning, Agnes Marin, Joan Mitchell, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Gabriele Munter, Marianne Werefkin, Berthe Morisot and Marianne von Werefkin. The artist-quotes I took from Wikiquote, where I contributed most of their quotes, during the the last five years. . Some quotes from the 14 selected woman-artists - as a short introduction of their extended quotes, in 14 individual PDF’s: ’They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.’ - quote of Frida Kahlo, in: ‘Mexican Autobiography’, Time Magazine, 27 April 1953 ’I’m trying to remember what I felt about a certain cypress tree and I feel if I remember it, it will last me quite a long life.’ - quote of Joan Mitchell, in ‘Art News’, April 1965 ’I have always been interested in oval or ovoid shapes… .Gradually my interest grew in more abstract values - the weight, poise and curvature of the ovoid as a basic form.’ - quote of Barbara Hepworth, in: ‘The Studio 132:643’, 1946 ’My (paintings) have neither object nor space nor line nor anything – no forms. They are light, lightness, about merging, about formlessness, breaking down form.’ - quote of Agnes Martin, as cited by Ann Wilson in ‘Linear Webs’, Art and Artists 1, no. 7, Oct. 1966 ’I always wanted to have the courage to do totally crazy, impossible, and also wrong things.’ - quote of Isa Genzken, as cited at the exhibition Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam: ‘Mach dich Hübsch’, 2015-2016 . editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch]
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Joseph Beuys quotes: on the role of modern art & his artist life in Germany; for students and pupils

Joseph Beuys quotes: on the role of modern art & his artist life in Germany; for students and pupils

Joseph Beuys quotes, on the role of Art in Society & his life in Germany - free art-resource for students, pupils and art teachers . Joseph (Josef) Beuys’ quotes gives his ideas and concepts of ‘modern art’ in the 1960’s. Beuys developed a radical art-concept of ‘Social Sculpture’, as he explains clearly. Beuys also comments his famous performance act with a coyote (see right image), in ‘I like America…’ and on the many ‘Objects’ he made, like ‘Fat Chair’ and ‘Fat Corners’. ‘Fat’ was one of his favorite mediums. Beuys’s quotes are an essential part of modern art development between 1950 - 1975 in Europe and the U.S. Beuys was strongly focused on the relation Art & Society. He felt himself connected with Andy Warhol, they made trips together and talked a lot. . Some selected quotes of Joseph Beuys - as a short introduction of his extended quotes in the PDF: ’To be a teacher is my greatest work of art. The rest is the waste product, a demonstration. If you want to express yourself you must present something tangible… .Objects aren’t very important any more. I want to get to… …the thought behind it.’ - quote of Beuys in ‘An interview with Joseph Beuys,’, Willoughby Sharp, in ‘Artforum,’ Nov. 1969 ’This most modern art discipline ‘Social Sculpture / Social Architecture’ (Beuys’ new art-concept)- will only reach fruition when every living person becomes a creator, a sculptor, or architect of the social organism… .I think art is the only political power… …the only power to free humankind form all repression…’ - quote from Beuys’ text: ‘I Am Searching For Field Character,’ 1973/74 ’My objects (sculptures) are to be seen as stimulants… .They should provoke thoughts about what sculpture can be and how the concept of sculpting can be extended to the invisible materials used by everyone.’ - Beuys’s quote, from '‘heory of Social Sculpture’, 1979 . links for selected art-resources on Joseph Beuys: extended biographical notes of Beuys, on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Beuys artist-quotes of ànd about Joseph Beuys, on Wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Joseph_Beuys images of his objects and other art, on Wikiart: https://www.wikiart.org/en/Search/Beuys . editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch]
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Max Beckmann quotes: on his painting art, modern myth and artistic life - for students and pupils

Max Beckmann quotes: on his painting art, modern myth and artistic life - for students and pupils

**Max Beckmann quotes: on his painting art, modern mythology and his artist-life ** - free art-resource for students, pupils and art teachers Beckmann’s quotes express very well the task he gave himself as an artist in creating art as an ‘eternal expression’. He painted modern mythological images in his famous triptych paintings, like ‘Departure’ and ‘Argonauts’. His option was to create painterly images of a modern human mythology, combined with traditional plasticity. Beckmann criticized firmly artists like Franz Marc with their idea of art as a ‘expression of modern times’. For Beckmann art was holy and eternal. Max Beckmann had to fly in 1934 for the Nazi threat in Germany to the Netherlands; he worked and lived in Amsterdam till 1947. Then he left for the U.S. where he was invited. . Some selected artist-quotes of Max Beckmann - as a short introduction of his extended quotes in the PDF: ’I have such a passion for painting! I am continually working at form. In actual drawing and in my head, and during my sleep. Sometimes I think I shall go mad, this painful, sensual pleasures tires and torments me so much. Everything else vanishes, time and space, and I think of nothing but how to paint the head of the resurrected Christ…’ - quote of Beckmann, in his letter from the war-front, to his wife Minna, May 1915 ’To me the most important thing (in a painting) is roundness captured in height and breadth. Roundness in the plane, depth in the feeling of the plane’ - Max Beckmann’s quote from his text ‘Schopferische Konfession’ (Creative credo), 1918 ’Put the picture away or, preferably, send it back to me… .If people cannot understand it is based on their inner engagement with these matters, then there is no point in showing the thing at all’. - quote from Beckmann’s letter to his art-dealer Curt Valentin, Febr. 1938 . links for selected art-resources on Max Beckmann: extended biographical notes of Beckmann, on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Beckmann artist-quotes of ànd about Beckmann, on Wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Max_Beckmann images of Beckmann’s painting art, on Wikiart: https://www.wikiart.org/en/Search/Beckmann . editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch]
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Josef Albers quotes: on painting, color and artistic life in Germany & U.S.  - for students & pupils

Josef Albers quotes: on painting, color and artistic life in Germany & U.S. - for students & pupils

Josef Albers quotes: on color, abstract painting art and his artistic life in Germany & the U.S. - free art-resource for students, pupils and art teachers Josef Albers was a German-born American painter creating mainly abstract painting art, in colored forms. Moreover he developed in his writings his theories on color interaction and compositions of colored forms. Albers was also an important art teacher, first at the German Bauhaus in Germany, later at the Black Mountain College in the U.S. In his later art-works Josef Albers explored the chromatic interactions with flat color squares, concentrically arranged, as he did in his famous series 'Homage to the Square’. . Some selected artist-quotes of Josef Albers - as a short introduction of his extended quotes in the PDF: ’Every perception of colour is an illusion… …we do not see colours as they really are. In our perception they alter one another.’ - quote by Josef Albers, c. 1949, when Albers started his ‘Homage to the Square’ series ’But besides relatedness and influence I should like to see that my colors remain, as much as possible, a ‘face’ - their own ‘face’, as it was achieved - uniquely - and I believe consciously - in Pompeian wall-paintings - by admitting coexistence of such polarities as being dependent and independent - being dividual and individual.’ - Albers’ quote in ‘Homage to the square’, MoMA 1964 ’Art is not to be looked at. Art is looking at us. What is art to others is not necessarily art to me. Nor for the same reason and vice versa… …though art is not an object but experience. To be able to perceive it we need to be receptive. Therefore art is there where art meets us now. The content of art is visual formulation of our relation to life.’ - quote of Albers, from ‘Oral history interview with Josef Albers’, 1968 . links for selected art-resources on Josef Albers: extended biographical notes of Josef Albers, on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Albers artist-quotes of ànd about Albers, on Wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Josef_Albers images of the painting art of Josef Albers, on Wikiart: https://www.wikiart.org/en/Search/Josef Albers . editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch]
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EXPRESSIONISM described in short text-quotes: the art-movement explained - for students and pupils

EXPRESSIONISM described in short text-quotes: the art-movement explained - for students and pupils

Expressionism & its artists, shortly described and explained in quotes + art images - for students, pupils and art teachers . These short text-quotes on Expressionism - a mainly German art-movement - are taken from Dutch art-critic Jacob Bendien. Included is also a PDF with art images from several Expressionist artists. Bendien was a contemporary of Expressionism. German Expressionism started c. 1906 in several artist-groups in Germany: mainly in Die Brücke / Bridge and less in Blue Rider / Blaue Reiter. The selected art quotes explain the meaning, style characteristics and history facts of German Expressionism. Important Expressionist painters were Kirchner, Heckel, Pechstein, Nolde, Kandinsky, Jawlensky, Franz Marc, Marianne Werefkin, Gabriele Munster, Paul Klee and Max Beckmann. . Some selected text-quotes on Expressionism, by Jacob Bendien - as a short introduction of his extended quotes, in the PDF: The Expressionist is looking for a return to our inner, primitive state, in which we feel subordinate to life as a whole and in which we feel the often, ominous powers at work within ourselves, just as we see this in nature around us. Expressionism is direct and spontaneous, with or without any bearing on reality; without the lengthy, careful consideration that characterized New Objectivity, and without artistic painting systems as used in Futurism. When an Expressionist paints a sheep being torn up and eaten by a wolf, he does not paint a sheep and a wolf with so many legs, nails, long or short fur; no he paints being torn up or tearing up and devouring… .Just like the sheep, he does not ask himself whether or not the wolf is cruel. Neither is he interested in beauty or ugliness… . useful external links for more resources: an extended description of Expressionism, on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expressionism for selected artist-quotes on Expressionism, on Wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Expressionism . editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch] translation from Dutch, Anne Porcelijn: [http://www.anneporcelijn.nl]
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