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Degenerate Art

This Is The 'Degenerate' Art Once Banned By Hitler

HuffPost Italy | Silvia De Santis | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts

Chagall, Picasso, Ensor, Kokoshka… During Hitler's era, Jews were not the Nazis' only victims. Artworks suffered as well, especially the art that Hi...

Q&A with Lisa Barr About Her Award-Winning Debut Novel "Fugitive Colors"

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 12.19.2014 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

"Fugitive Colors" (Arcade Publishing), a novel by veteran journalist Lisa Barr, is a suspenseful tale of stolen art, love, lust, friendship, jealousy, and revenge set on the "eve" of World War II.

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

The show operates on several different levels. In 21st century terminology, it is a mashup of history, psychology and art.

Artists Respond: Can a Nazi Painting Be Seen With Fresh Eyes?

John Seed | Posted 03.12.2014 | Arts
John Seed

For a variety of reasons -- including the fact that I am very interested in the damaged status of representational painting after World War II -- I posted the image on my Facebook status and asked a question: Can a painting so tainted by history ever be seen with fresh eyes again?

'Degenerate Art' Once Looted By The Nazis Is Now Being Shown In Stunning Exhibition

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

"Degenerate art" was a term applied by the National Socialist regime in Germany to artworks deemed, for whatever reason, un-German and intolerable. Mo...

Lotte Laserstein's Return to Berlin

Tom Christie | Posted 01.31.2014 | Arts
Tom Christie

Three years after Abend Über Potsdam/Evening Over Potsdam was finished, in 1933, Laserstein was officially classified as "three-quarters Jewish"; her life as a German artist, just begun, also appeared to be finished.

Resurgent Nazism and Degenerate Art

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Richard Brodsky

It is for right now to figure out why so little attention is being paid to resurgent Nazi movements across Europe, and their murder, again, of contemporary artists.

Diego Rivera at MoMA Makes Us Ask, What Happened to the Radical Left in Art?

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Should Rivera be considered a patron saint of the Occupation movements, as some have alluded? Not quite.

Unknown Works By 'Degenerate' Painter Otto Dix Discovered

Reuters | Cliff Young and Chris Jackson | Posted 11.01.2011 | Arts

Famous for works critical of the darker side of German society in the 1920s, Dix's paintings were discovered among the belongings of his wife, gallery...

PHOTOS: Hans Bellmer's Erotic, Surreal Engravings

Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts

Hans Bellmer was one of the poster-boys of the 'Degenerate Artists' who the Nazis denounced and effectively expelled from Germany in the 1930s. The pa...