TOPIC: An examination of Expressionist Art, its original style and intentions and its contrast to later acceptable art.
Germany and Austria, among other places, experienced a Modernist movement influenced by earlier artists. Additionally, those two places found that Modernism assisted in expressing social commentary. Also, World War I (in which many artists were involved) generated personal internal commentary on the nature of war; its experience and aftermath lent itself to the Expressionism that developed after.
Later, with the advent of the Nazi Party and Hitler and ultimately World War II, art in Europe suffered the stigma of the degenerate label.
Based on your reading, online module information, and video provided, comment:
On artists involved in the Expressionist movement
How their personal experiences lent to the subject matter and style in their art work
Their style and method
The type of art that was deemed acceptable by the Nazi Party
The result of Nazi censorship as it impacted German and Austrian artists, as well as other artists in Europe