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  Degenerate art
Degenerate art (from the German: entartete Kunst) is a term that became notorious during the Nazi rule of Germany to refer to any art reflecting values or aesthetics contrary to the Aryan ones.
It is therefore somewhat ironic that the concept of degenerate art was first proposed during the late nineteenth century by Max Nordau, the Zionist leader.
In 1937, Nazi authorities purged German museums of art they considered "degenerate." They then took 650 of the works so condemned, and sent them on tour as a special exhibit of "degenerate art." Expressionism was particuarly prominent among the so-condemned works.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/en/Entartete_Kunst.html   (262 words)

 Holocaust-Era Assets - Degenerate Art Bibliography
Note: The "Degenerate Art" exhibit held in Munich in 1937 was the end of modern art in Nazi Germany and the beginning of Nazi Art.
In 'Degenerate art': the fate of the Avante-Garde in Nazi Germany, 135-169.
The painting, confiscated as "degenerate art" by the Third Reich's Propoganda Ministry, was secretly sold by the Nazis.
www.archives.gov /research/holocaust/bibliographies/degenerate-art.html   (1408 words)

 "Nazi Art" - free posters, pictures, jokes, history, superb movies, music and video downloads of Adolf Hitler, German ...
Art was considered to be one of the most important elements to strengthening the Third Reich and purifying the nation.
The task of art in the Third Reich was to shape the population's attitudes by carrying political messages with stereotyped concepts and art forms.
True art as defined by Hitler was linked with the country life, with health, and with the Aryan race.
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 Degenerate Art Ensemble
Degenerate Art Ensemble harnesses the forces of visionary choreography and rich, complex, visceral composed and improvised music — creating music driven dance theater and intensely visual music performance.
She was always a melancholic girl who dreamed to be a chameleon, constantly in a state of invention, reinvention, and breaking and destroying it all over again to only start from a completely frightening place of helpless zero.
He has been one of the founding member of the Degenerate Art Ensemble and is currently a composer, dancer, musician & co-creator of new work, as well as technical director for the ensemble.
www.degenerateartensemble.com /about/index.html   (951 words)

 Degenerate Art
Any modern art that did not fit the Nazis' impression of quality work was either burnt or put in an art show that deliberately insulted its art and the artists that created it.
In the Degenerate Art show, the paintings were hung crookedly and very close together on the walls.
The movie showed the Degenerate Art show where it is being displayed now at the Art Institute of Chicago, where the paintings are hung correctly and the lighting is appropriate.
members.tripod.com /Michelle55/Degenerate.htm   (882 words)

 Degenerate Art Article
In Degenerate Art, the troupe is seeking to link 1990's debates about the N.E.A. with the 1937 "Entartete Kunst" (Degenerate Art) exhibition in Munich, which the Nazi Government organized to show the German people the kind of art they were meant to hate.
was preparing "Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany," the 1991 exhibition from which the Irondale Ensemble drew its inspiration.
Barron, in a telephone interview from Los Angeles, said that if she were to mount the "Degenerate Art" exhibition now, the context would be changed.
www.irondale.org /press/articles/DArt.htm   (1354 words)

 Degenerate art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Degenerate art is the English translation of the German entartete Kunst, 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" or "Jewish Bolshevist" in nature, and those identified as degenerate artists were subjected to sanctions.
The supposedly "Jewish" nature of all art that was indecipherable, distorted, or that represented "depraved" subject matter was explained through the concept of degeneracy, which held that distorted and corrupted art was a symptom of an inferior race.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Degenerate_art   (2360 words)

 Degenerate Art
Degenerate art (from the German: entartete Kunst) was the official platform adopted by the Nazi regime for banning modern art in favor of Heroic Art.
The history of Hitler's war against modern art is sandwiched between fl-and-white footage of the original Degenerate Art exhibition in 1937 and color footage of the 1991 reconstructed display in this concisely edited documentary.
Recently seen in Los Angeles and traveling to Chicago, "Degenerate Art" is an exhibit attempting to re-present works still available from the 1937 exhibit of the same name mounted by the Nazis--an exhibit that redefined the aesthetics behind modern art.
www.jahsonic.com /DegenerateArt.html   (938 words)

 Degenerate Art - Multimedia Collection
Entartete Kunst [ent-AR-te-te Koonst] (Degenerate Art) was the title of an infamous art exhibition mounted by the Nazis in Munich in 1937 as a means of defaming the works of Germany's most compelling modern artists.
Based on a 1991 Los Angeles County Museum of Art reconstruction of the original installation, this documentary brings to life the historical context of the 1937 exhibition and examines the far-reaching effects of the Nazi's vilification of the avant-garde in Germany.
Through archival footage of Nazi book burnings, installation shots of the original Entartete Kunst exhibition, and interviews with historians, art critics, family members of several defamed artists, and eyewitnesses to the 1937 exhibition, "Degenerate Art" offers a rare look at a dark chapter in modern history.
osulibrary.orst.edu /video/art55.html   (150 words)

 Tate | Glossary | Degenerate art
Degenerate art is the English translation of the German phrase Entartete Kunst.
In 1937, German museums were purged of modern art by the government, a total of some 15,550 works being removed.
Some of the Degenerate art was sold at auction in Switzerland in 1939 and more was disposed of through private dealers.
www.tate.org.uk /collections/glossary/definition.jsp?entryId=84   (192 words)

 Fine-Art.com - Community - A whole other subject
According to Hermann Goebbels, “the frightening and horrifying forms of the Exhibition Of Degenerate Art in Munich demonstrated how deeply the perverse Jewish spirit had penetrated German cultural life,” and that the suppression of this perversity had nothing to do with the suppression of artistic freedom and the progress of society.
The grounds for choosing the "unworthy" pieces of art were quite simple and cruel: anything that was out of tune with Hitler's way of thinking, was considered to be "degenerate".
In 1993, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art mounted an exhibition "Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany," examining the original exhibition.
dart.fine-art.com /aqd-asp-im_99244-buy-m.htm   (474 words)

 Degeneracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Modernist art is sometimes described as "degenerate art".
Degenerate matter is a very highly compressed phase of matter where all or some of the electron orbits have collapsed from pressure.
Degenerate energy levels are different arrangements of the system which have the same energy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Degenerate   (197 words)

 Degenerate Art — celebration of works Nazis hated|3Sep05|Socialist Worker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The most visible sign of Nazi philistinism was the 1937 Degenerate Art exhibition, intended as the last ever display of works by 112 artists.
The explanation board notes that modernist art was unacceptable because Hitler associated it with the Jews.
Degenerate Art is at the Tate Modern, central London, until 30 October.
www.socialistworker.co.uk /article.php?article_id=7239   (810 words)

 Unit Circle Rekkids: The Degenerate Art Ensemble - Rinko
The Degenerate Art Ensemble (formerly Young Composers Collective), led by composer Joshua Kohl, is a Seattle-based ensemble, formed in 1993, that stradles the line between jazz, classical and rock.
Degenerate Art Ensemble is a group of Seattle artists who were originally known as The Young Composers Collective.
Degenerate Art Ensemble is just as they sound, a full band of musical drifters masterminded by Joshua Kohl, who tweak, trumpet, and slam their way through a 10 song set based on the butoh dance choreography of Haruko Nishimura.
www.unitcircle.com /rekkids/releases/tUC073   (1980 words)

 Degenerate Art
Art condemned by the Nazi regime in Germany from 1933.
The name was taken from a travelling exhibition mounted by the Nazi Party in 1937 to show modern art as ‘sick’ and ‘decadent’ –; a view that fitted with Nazi racial theories.
The exhibition was paralleled by the official Great German Art Exhibition to display officially approved artists.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0033942.html   (255 words)

 Totalitarian Art: Nazism and Degenerate Art
Conflict was postulated with all avant-garde tendencies, described as "bolshevik culture," "degenerated," or "judeo-bolshevik art." According to the ideologues of the Nazi culture "the 19th century ended with impressionist-expressionist impotency.
The thus suggested similarity between the artistic deformation of the cubist or expressionist canvases and human bodies deformed by disease was intended to prove the degenerate nature of modern artists and their social mariginalization.
The developments in modern art were presented as a form of a Jewish plot, the purpose of which was rob the German citizens.
info-poland.buffalo.edu /socrealism/tot03/03.html   (277 words)

 ArtLex's D-De page
During the art market of the 1980s, when prices were driven up by speculators, some museums resorted to the sale of what were considered secondary or redundant pieces in order to raise funds to acquire others.
Decalcomania was adopted as a surrealist art process in 1936 by Oscar Dominguez (Spanish, born Tenerife, 1906-1957), who described his technique as "decalcomania with no preconceived object." It involved applying gouache to paper or glass, then transferring a reversal of that image onto canvas or some other material.
To art teachers of special education students, desensitization is the process in which materials or methods are gradually introduced to those who may have an aversion to them.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/D.html   (4895 words)

 Degenerate Art - Entartete Kunst - banning modern art under the Nazi regime in Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Heroic Art symbolized racially pure art, free from distortion and corruption, while modern styles deviated from the prescribed norm of classical beauty.
While the 1920s to 1940s are considered the heyday of modern art movements, there were conflicting nationalistic movements that resented abstract art, and Germany was no exception.
Nordau's pseudoscientific theory of degeneration was seized upon by German National Socialists during the Weimar Republic as a rallying point for racial purity in art.
www.germannotes.com /hist_ww2_degenerated_art.shtml   (1219 words)

 TOTart - degenerate art
It also, to a degree, derived from the processes that were tied to the development of art itself, and posed dramatic questions to artists regarding their place in society, the new adresees of their art and, finally, the very goals of the performed activity.
The belief, which gained accepted in the middle of the 19th century, that art had a social mission, assumed particular importance in the formulations of the programs of avantgard movement at the beginning of the 20th century.
The postulates such programs contained regarding art's participation in social changes and its far reaching impact upon reality were coupled with programmatic elitism and a tendency for an autonomy in the language of artistic expression.
info-poland.buffalo.edu /socrealism/tot01/totart01.html   (385 words)

 Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections : Provenance : Degenerate Art
In 1937, in order to purge German museums of their holdings of "degenerate" art, Joseph Goebbels, Minister for Propaganda and Public Enlightenment, charged a commission headed by Adolf Ziegler, one of Hitler's favorite artists, with the seizure of works of German "degenerate" art created since 1910 owned by German state, provincial and municipal museums.
The confiscated art was gathered in a huge exhibition in Munich to educate the German people about the "evils" of modern art, and especially its alleged Jewish/Bolshevist influences.
Although "degenerate" works such as Chagall's were to be banished from Germany, the Nazi government realized their usefulness as a convenient means of raising much-needed foreign cash to finance the war machine, or simply to acquire the type of art desired by Hitler.
www.philamuseum.org /collections/98-296-110.html   (956 words)

 Nazi Exhibition of Degenerate Art in Germany
The purpose of the exhibition was to let the Germans know that some forms and pieces of art were not accepted by the "highest race", and this art is "degenerate", also called as Jewish or Bolshevistic.
Hitler believed the art must serve the purpose of exaltation of the Aryan way of life.
In the way they did it, it worked, and the art of 1930s was labeled by the contemporaries as "incomprehensible and elitist".
www.germanculture.com.ua /library/weekly/aa072599.htm   (307 words)

 Haber's Art Reviews: Why Art Makes Headlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Art ran into trouble at least as far back as the Renaissance, when artists earned a broader audience and renown as creative individuals.
As a Postmodernist would say, art is a kind of text, and everyone plays a part in determining its vocabulary and its grammar.
Art has an essential role because, I am arguing, it stands as the ultimate such intersection, the chance for individuals to intervene in the public sphere and a chance to regain a public space for everyone.
www.haberarts.com /pierro.htm   (1984 words)

 ART FOR A CHANGE: Degenerate Art: Then and Now
Heralding the Nazi regime’s policy towards the arts, that exhibit was the most detestable campaign to have ever been launched against modern art.
In 1991, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) came close to a full restaging of Entartete Kunst, and being an ardent fan of German Expressionism, I was the first in line to view LACMA’s Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany.
Witness the Art Renewal Center (ARC) and their thoroughly reactionary Eurocentric stance, which regards the academic school of late 19th Century European painting as not only the pinnacle of all artistic achievement - but the only way forward for artists today.
www.art-for-a-change.com /blog/2005/08/degenerate-art-then-and-now.html   (1400 words)

 Degenerate art
In summer 1937, Joseph Goebbels’ degenerate art commission canvassed Germany, searching public and private collections.
Especially hard hit was the modern art division of the Berlin National Gallery, which lost 136 paintings, 28 sculptures, and 324 drawings.
Franz Hofmann, the director of fine art and art critic of the Völkischer Beobachter, recommended that “the worthless, unsalable remainder be dumped in a trash heap and symbolically burned,” Goebbels wrote.
stevenlehrer.com /degenerate_art.htm   (385 words)

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