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degenerate art

Ian Chilvers

in The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Fifth edition


Published online May 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191782763

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A term coined in Germany in the 1930s to discredit all contemporary art that did not correspond to the ideology of the Nazi party. Such art, which included most avant-garde work, was systematically defamed and suppressed in Germany throughout the period when the Nazis ruled the country, ...

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Subjects: Art

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