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Germany, the Art of a Nation

Director(s): Jean-Baptiste Péretié

Scientific advisor(s): Sébastien Allard

From Romanticism to Expressionism, from Dadaism to “Degenerate Art”, the film takes us on a fascinating journey through German history. It’s the works of art themselves, by such illustrious German painters as Caspar David Friedrich, Emil Nolde, Otto Dix, Hanna Höch, Georg Grosz and Gerhard Richter that relate all the hopes and torments of the Nation, from the advent of the Empire to the Franco-German wars, and from modernity to totalitarian madness. Skilfully combining paintings and archive footage, the film gives viewers the opportunity to (re)discover key works whilst at the same time plunging them into the compelling cultural, social and political history of Germany, inseparable from the history of Europe.




52 minutes


Tancrède Ramonet et Song Pham, Temps Noir, Catherine Derosier-Pouchous, Musée du Louvre


Arte France

Selections / Awards

International Festival of Films on Art - Montreal - 2014

Non-commercial distribution

Heure Exquise

Images de la Culture – CNC