The Impact of World Wars I & II on the Arts


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Which group celebrated the technology, imperialism, and aggression that sparked WWI?

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1. What was different about the aims of the German Neue Sachlichkeit movement from previous artists and depictions of war?

2. What is the focus of Dada?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The World Wars had a profound effect on art around the world. Test your knowledge of the effects with these assessments. You will need to know about different groups and movements in the art world post-WWI and WWII, as well as other information discussed in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be assess on the following:

  • The group that celebrated the technology and other facets that led to WWI
  • Aims of the German Neue Sachlichkeit movement
  • Dada's focus
  • Characteristics of postwar existentialism
  • Differences between post-WWI and post-WWII abstract art

Skills Practiced

Practiced skills in this quiz and worksheet include:

  • Reading Comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on World Wars' I and II influence on the arts
  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding postwar existentialism
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the German Neue Sachlichkeit movement

Additional Learning

To learn how art was influenced by the World Wars, review the accompanying lesson. The following objectives are covered:

  • Review WWI's influence on art
  • Know the ideas of the Futurists and the Neue Sachlichkeit
  • Understand the Dada movement
  • Define conceptual art
  • Review WWII's influence on art
  • Understand the philosophies of existentialism, formalism, and abstract expressionism