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13/15 - “Ignorance or stupidity – or both – to the extreme!” Programme for Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) first edition, 1937, Nazi campaign, Munich.

- “Ignorance or stupidity – or both – to the extreme!” Programme for Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) first edition, Nazi campaign, Munich.

Emil Nolde, Masks. 1922. This painting was banned by the Nazi regime and exhibited at the Degenerate art exhibition in Munich in 1937.

This painting was banned by the Nazi regime and exhibited at the Degenerate art exhibition in Munich in

Room 1-West wall, of the Degenerate art exhibition ('Entartete Kunst') was organised by the Nazi regime in Munich and exhibited over 650 art works banned from 32 German museums.

Room wall, of the Degenerate art exhibition ('Entartete Kunst') was organised by the Nazi regime in Munich and exhibited over 650 art works banned from 32 German museums.

Poster advertising Nazi staged massive exhibition of “degenerate art” in Munich in 1937. Rather awkwardly, it drew more visitors than the exhibit of approved art. This poster announces the exhibition. The best book on the exhibition is Stephanie Barron, “Degenerate Art”: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1991). Retrieved from German Propaganda Archive, http://bytwerk.com/gpa/posters2.htm (6/5/2013) via University of Michigan website

Poster for Degenerate Art Exhibition, "Entartete Kunst", Berlin. (Modernist and avant-garde works the Nazis considered "degenerate")

The opening of the 'Degenerate Art' exhibition in Berlin, 1938 (b/w photo)

The opening of the 'Degenerate Art' exhibition in Berlin, 1938 - The Nazis were very critical of the new modernist artistic styles of the early century, and preferred a more Neo-classical style.

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V&A museum will publish Hitler's list of 'degenerate art' online for the first time

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Several of Klee’s works were included in the infamous Degenerate Art exhibition of 1937 (Credit: Credit: Alamy)

How Klee’s ‘angel of history’ took flight

Several of Klee’s works were included in the infamous Degenerate Art exhibition of 1937 (Credit: Credit: Alamy)

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