Innovations in Weimar art were shaped in part by the social and economic conditions in post-war Germany. German artists questioned the traditional values and styles of the 19th century, particularly the old Prussian styles that emphasised strength, authority and militarism.
German Revolution of — The rebellion, November In Octoberthe constitution of the German Empire was reformed to give more powers to the elected parliament. On 29 October, rebellion broke out in Kiel among sailors. The revolution spread throughout Germany, and participants seized military and civil powers in individual cities.
The power takeover was achieved everywhere without loss of life.
At the time, the Socialist movement which represented mostly laborers was split among two major left-wing parties: The rebellion caused great fear in the establishment and in the middle classes because of the Soviet -style aspirations of the councils. To centrist and conservative citizens, the country looked to be on the verge of a communist revolution.
The MSPD decided to make use of their support at the grassroots and put themselves at the front of the movement, demanding that Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicate. When he refused, Prince Max of Baden simply announced that he had done so and frantically attempted to establish a regency under another member of the House of Hohenzollern.
Gustav Noskea self-appointed military expert in the MSPD, was sent to Kiel to prevent any further unrest and took on the task of controlling the mutinous sailors and their supporters in the Kiel barracks.
The sailors and soldiers, inexperienced in matters of revolutionary combat, welcomed him as an experienced politician and allowed him to negotiate a settlement, thus defusing the initial anger of the revolutionaries in uniform.
The proclamation was issued by Karl Liebknechtco-leader with Rosa Luxemburg of the communist Spartakusbund Spartacist Leaguea group of a few hundred supporters of the Russian revolution that had allied itself with the USPD in In a legally questionable act, Imperial Chancellor Reichskanzler Prince Max of Baden transferred his powers to Friedrich Ebert, who, shattered by the monarchy's fall, reluctantly accepted.
In view of the mass support for more radical reforms among the workers' councils, a coalition government called " Council of the People's Deputies " Rat der Volksbeauftragten was established, consisting of three MSPD and three USPD members. But the power question was unanswered.
Although the new government was confirmed by the Berlin worker and soldier council, it was opposed by the Spartacist League. It was made harder for estates to sack workers and prevent them from leaving when they wanted to; under the Provisional Act for Agricultural Labour of 23 November the normal period of notice for management, and for most resident labourers, was set at six weeks.
In addition, a supplementary directive of December specified that female and child workers were entitled to a fifteen-minute break if they worked between four and six hours, thirty minutes for workdays lasting six to eight hours, and one hour for longer days.
A decree on 3 February removed the right of employers to acquire exemption for domestic servants and agricultural workers. It effectively ended military operations between the Allies and Germany. It amounted to German capitulation, without any concessions by the Allies; the naval blockade would continue until complete peace terms were agreed.
The ensuing street fighting left several dead and injured on both sides. The USPD leaders were outraged by what they believed was treachery by the MSPD, which, in their view, had joined with the anti-communist military to suppress the revolution.
The Council issued a large number of decrees that radically shifted German policies. It introduced the eight-hour workdaydomestic labour reform, works councils, agricultural labour reform, right of civil-service associations, local municipality social welfare relief split between Reich and States and important national health insurance, re-instatement of demobilised workers, protection from arbitrary dismissal with appeal as a right, regulated wage agreement, and universal suffrage from 20 years of age in all types of elections—local and national.
Thus, Ebert was able to institute elections for a provisional National Assembly that would be given the task of writing a democratic constitution for parliamentary government, marginalizing the movement that called for a socialist republic.
To ensure his fledgling government maintained control over the country, Ebert made an agreement with the OHL, now led by Ludendorff's successor General Wilhelm Groener. The ' Ebert—Groener pact ' stipulated that the government would not attempt to reform the army so long as the army swore to protect the state.Arts How artists captured the splendor and misery of the Weimar Republic.
Germany’s Weimar Republic () was a colourful yet contradictory time marked by political, artistic and societal. Weimar culture was the emergence of the arts and sciences that happened in Germany during the Weimar Republic, the latter during that part of the interwar period between Germany's defeat in World War I in and Hitler's rise to power in Visual arts were transformed by artists of the Weimar Republic including Otto Dix, Max Ernst, Wassily Kandinsky, and Paul Klee.
Even the German cities were touched by Weimar culture, as architects and city planners followed "Bauhaus," a style that was founded by Walter Gropius. Germany’s Weimar Republic, established between the end of World War I and the Nazi rise to power, was a thriving laboratory of art and culture.
New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
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The Weimar Republic, despite economic and political problems, was one of the most fertile grounds for the modern arts and sciences. Berlin, in particular, became a thriving centre of many new art .