Modern Masters: 'Degenerate" Art At The Kunstmuseum Bern

by Frehner; Matthias; Daniel Spanke (Eds.)

Modern Masters: 'Degenerate

Price:  US$90.00   (SGD125.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 376 pages
Published:  2016, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9783791355368
SB#:  059450 (703)

About This Book

As a result of the Nazi regime's scorn for modern art, virtually all non-traditional art between 1933 and 1945 was banned in Germany on the grounds that it was un-German, Jewish, or Communist in nature. Those identified as "degenerate" artists were dismissed from teaching positions and forbidden to exhibit or to sell their works. This book sheds light on the historical significance and provenance of nearly 525 works by modernist greats, such as Picasso, Chagall, and Kandinsky, which were acquired by the Kunstmuseum Bern through a combination of auctions and private donations. It also details the dramatic events and unprecedented efforts that went into preserving invaluable works of art.

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