Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany

Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany

Stephanie Barron

Language: English

Pages: 423

ISBN: 0810936534

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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annual German the Nazis' attempt to present the best of in creation, a continuation of the exhibitions that the first the Haus der Deutschen artistic had formerly taken palace), which had burned to a tradition in several German cities of staging annual open competitive exhibitions for local artists in which all the works of art were for they were characterized by the sale, display of distinctly conservative and tained a consistently loyal public Kunstausstcllungcn were no

social factors was something it people understood, something that impinged on their daily wholly concrete and comprehensive way exemplification of society's had it aesthetics of politics, of daily much ideal of beauty as the life, a social function as well had involved control ever since bourgeois morality the works of art but The first senti- The degree of social a came that lives in a norms was influenced not only by mentalism and romanticism, into being ot the

the Enliirlele KhmsI the works that had already been confiscated for the exhibition exhibition, with the addition of the inventory number, They not seen by the visitor but which followed the order of the installation, observing a sequence based on medium came first those on the ground the paintings on the upper around each room, then the sculptures, and ings, books, and other material, which were floor either in glass cases or The last on the shown on the ground by Bernhard

been returned to the that these groups, there are ol works of which there ing we was facility is to be sold on were returned that ended Nazi authorities in unlikely that is It all the works on commission, but they could not circumvent the situation altogether The Propagandaministerium then handed over the statement of clis position to the Kultusministenum The only point on which Rust was able to assert his authority (and he did so repeatedly) was on the question of

Museum Halle, December and 1983), 106-13, modtmt Kunsl Galcricjiir November Halle, 1936, 11, kammer der bildenden in Aenne 25, 1936, December Kunste, Halle-Merseburg, letter to Kumliiitlnlur Vtrbotm, mfolgt Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum. Rrfcr, and Signac's Sbovelen, Frankfurt, GacJjrt, Halle (Cologne, ZStA, Best tbe Brac/i m 19, Abels, bureau," June 6, Robert Scholz, 1937, Weidemann, 1937, 25, 16, Huneke, K C hapb Gotbbth Saur, 1987), pt Huneke, Dir

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