1,000 MEISTERWERKE: Socialist Realism of the GDR
A film by Reiner E. Moritz
Willi Sitte: My Parents from the Agricultural Co-operative (I) (1962)
Wolfgang Mattheuer: Horizon (1970)
Harald Metzkes: The Removal of the six-Armed Goddess (1956)
Bernhard Heisig: Christ Refuses to Obey (1986)
Werner Tübke: Recollections from the Life of Judge Schulze (III) (1965)
1,000 Masterpieces from the Great Museums of the World is one of the most successful TV series about art. The original, with improved image quality, takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of art. Comprehensively illustrated and compellingly presented—the well-known authors of five short art surveys provide a deeper insight into the masterpieces of painting.
Naturalism, party loyalty, and being close to the people—over the course of 40 years, Socialist Realism was decreed by GDR authorities with all manner of propagandistic slogans. Among the central figures of the art scene were Sitte, Mattheuer, Tübke, Heisig, and Metzkes. They drew their personal artistic positions and diverse means of expression from the tension between conformity and rebellion.
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: Dolby Digital 2.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Menu languages: German, English
Audio languages: English, German
Running time: 5 x 10 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)