For the fifth module, the students returned to Essen, Germany, to focus on WWI’s impact on the visual arts. WWI was a traumatic experience that drastically changed people’s outlook on life and this is reflected in the artworks of the time. The students interpreted artworks from around this period and the students had a special focus on the German artist Käthe Kollwitz.
For their final project, the students came together to design and create a multinational peace monument which was displayed in a number of locations around Essen, including the UNESCO world heritage site, the Zollverein coal-mine. The students would also compile their own photo and art exhibitions, the links to their works can be found below.
Student artworks representing Europe 1918 to 2018: Pictures
Multinational peace monument: Step by step guide war memorial
Photo and art exhibition with member of EU parliament: Pictures
Link to our partner school in Germany: Module 5: WWI Art (Germany)