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The “Degenerate Art” of Franz Marc

Franz Marc, Rehe im Wald, 1913


Degenerate Art: Marc Chagall. Adolf Hitler loved classical art, yet hated modern abstract art. In 1937 he had an exhibit called Degenerate Art, which was intended to humiliate modern artists. All of these works were either destroyed or are still missing today.


Poster. Nazi ‘Degenerate Music’ exhibition. Dusseldorf 1938. feastingonroadkill: Looks like Mr Feastingonroadkill’s idea of a band worth seeing!

from The Huffington Post

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

Paul Klee (1879-1940) – Le pêcheur (1921) Aquarelle, dessin transféré et encre sur papier, Museum of Modern Art, New York


War - Marc Chagall In 1938 all of Chagall's oil paintings and water-colour pictures were confiscated from the public collections. Four of these were on display at the exhibition of “Degenerate Art” (i.e. “Purim” from the Folkwang Museum Essen, “The Pinch of Snuff” from the Kunsthalle Mannheim, “ Winter” and “Men with Cow”The confiscated works were later sold in Switzerland in exchange for foreign currencies.