Meet Max Beckmann

Watch this video to learn more about Max Beckmann and what influenced his artwork.

Max Beckmann

Now that you have watched the video, use these questions to help start a conversation about Max Beckmann and "Begin the Beguine":

Conversation Starters

Beckmann never specified what the people and objects in this painting symbolized for him. What ideas do you have from looking at the painting and watching the films.
How would you describe the mood of the painting? How about the song?

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