Degenerate art (German: Entartete Kunst) was a term adopted by the Nazi regime in Germany to describe virtually all modern art. Such art was banned on the grounds that it was un-German, Jewish or Communist in nature, and those identified as degenerate artists were subjected to sanctions. These included being dismissed from teaching positions, being forbidden to exhibit or to sell their art, and in some cases being forbidden to produce art entirely. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degenerate_art
ENTARTETE KUNST Degenerate Art was also the title of an exhibition, mounted by the Nazis in Munich in 1937, consisting of modernist artworks chaotically hung and accompanied by text labels deriding the art. Designed to inflame public opinion against modernism, the exhibition subsequently traveled to several other cities in Germany and Austria.
'Degenerate Art' exhibit explores Nazi assault on modern art
'Degenerate Art' exhibit explores Nazi assault on modern art - If you would like to learn more about the collection, destruction, and retrieval art by Germany during WWII, check out "Monuments Men" by Robert Edsel.