German Art 1900 – 1945
‘Totalitarian art is, after modern art, the second international style of 20th century culture’,
Igor Golomstock, Russian-British art historian, 2012.
‘Art must be realistic. Surrealism and Abstraction have no right to exist. All art that does not fit the specifications is decadent, individualistic and capitalistic’,
Alexander Dymschitz, principal Soviet cultural officer, Haus der Kultur der Sowjetunion. Berlin, 1947.
‘Cubism, Dadaism, Futurism, Impressionism, have nothing to do with our German Volk…… Germany, however, wants again a German Art, and this art shall and will be of eternal value’,
Adolf Hitler, speech inaugurating the first Great German Art Exhibition. Munich, 18 July 1937.
‘Modern art separated the new West German aesthetic and politics from that of the Nazi era, the USSR and East Germany, and suggested an authentically German identity’,
Cora Goldstein, Professor Political Science, California State University. Chicago, 2001.
‘The Illusion of Stunde Null: …Abstract art now symbolized the break with the past and the vision for the future’,
Dr. Irith Dublon-Knebel, Tel Aviv University, 2006.
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