The Art of Max Beckmann
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New November 2022! Explore the art of Max Beckmann, one of the greatest German painters of the 20th century.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: Visual Arts-421**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as part of your study of “expressionist” art. What is student response to Beckmann’s insistent he was not an “expressionist?” In what ways does his art reflect the movement? In what ways does it not reflect the movement?
  • Have students respond to art work in the video and discuss works they find interesting. What makes the work interesting to them? If they had the money, would they purchase the art work? Why or why not?


*Profile videos use a first-person/first-hand approach to highlight interesting people doing interesting things in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.