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degenerate art

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

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...

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degenerate art

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

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...

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degenerate art

Ian Chilvers and John Glaves-Smith.

in A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 908 words.

Term applied by the Nazis to all contemporary art that did not correspond to their ideology (see National Socialist

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degenerate art

Ian Chilvers and John Glaves-Smith.

in A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 921 words.

Term applied by the Nazis to all contemporary art that did not correspond to their ideology (see National Socialist art...

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Degenerate art

Michael Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 144 words.

(German, entartete Kunst)

A pejorative term viciously applied by the Nazis to all art which did not conform to their ideology and their promotion of ...

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degenerate art

Ian Chilvers.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Art

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 535 words.

A term coined in Germany in the 1930s to discredit all contemporary art that did not correspond to the ideology

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degenerate art

Ian Chilvers.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

P ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 319 words.

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...

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degenerate art

Ian Chilvers.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 319 words.

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...

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Entartete Kunst

Edited by Henry Garland and Mary Garland.

in The Oxford Companion to German Literature

January 1997; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (European). 84 words.

a National Socialist conception applied to virtually all non-representational painting, sculpture, and graphic art. An exhibition of ‘degenerate art’ was

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Entartete Kunst

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A National Socialist conception applied to virtually all non-representational painting, sculpture, and graphic art. An exhibition of ‘degenerate art’ was held in Munich in 1937, and a...

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Jews, Art, and History

Neil Levi.

in Modernist Form and the Myth of Jewification

November 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 14151 words.

This chapter analyzes the 1937 Nazi exhibition of “Degenerate Art.” It argues that “Degenerate Art” needs to be understood not (only) as pointing forward to the genocidal policies of the...

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Documenta

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

A large international exhibition of contemporary art held at Kassel, Germany, every four or five years since 1955. The first such exhibition was of great cultural and political...

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Breustedt, Hans J.

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 20th-Century Art. 46 words.

Austrian, 20th century, male.

Born 1901, in Steinach (Thuringia).

Painter.

Studied between 1920 and 1923 under Lyonel Feininger at the Bauhaus in Dessau and went...

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Kunz, Karl

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 20th-Century Art. 139 words.

German, 20th century, male.

Born 1905, in Augsburg.

Painter.

From 1922 to 1933, Karl Kunz lived in Munich, Berlin and Halle. In 1933, he was imprisoned as a...

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Spiegel, Hans

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 20th-Century Art. 119 words.

German, 20th century, male.

Born 2 February 1894, in Würzburg.

Painter. Figure compositions.

Hans Spiegel studied at the fine arts academy in Munich and...

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Deutzmann, Willi

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 20th-Century Art. 163 words.

German, 20th century, male.

Born 1897, in Wald-bei-Solingen; died 1958.

Painter.

From 1908 to 1928 Deutzmann studied drawing at the Sonderschule in Solingen. In...

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Visual and Performing Arts in Nazi Germany

Pamela M. Potter.

in Art of Suppression

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Art Forms. 21325 words.

The starkest reminders of Nazi culture—the book burnings, Triumph of the Will, and “shame exhibitions” vilifying “degenerate” art and music—have left an indelible image of Nazis’ total...

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Entartete Kunst

Anita Kühnel.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art; 20th-Century Art. 1410 words.

[Ger.: ‘degenerate art’.]

Term used by the Nazis in Germany from the 1920s to refer to art that did not fall into line with the arts policies of National Socialism, chiefly...

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Julius Meier-Graefe

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

German art historian. He spent most of his career in Berlin, where he was co-founder of the luxuriously produced literary and artistic journal Pan (1895–1900). Its prestige helped to make...

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Kleinschmidt, Paul

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Book Arts and Illustration; Prints and Printmaking; 20th-Century Art. 974 words.

German, 20th century, male.

Born 31 July 1883, in Bublitz; died 1949.

Painter, engraver, illustrator. Figures, still-lifes, flowers.

Paul Kleinschmidt trained in...

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alchemy

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 207 words.

A pseudo‐science originating independently in China, Greece, and India in about the 3rd century bc, concerned with the possible transmutation of all matter, most famously the transmutation...

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