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‘Degenerate’ Art

German Expressionist Prints from the Barber’s Collection

A society fractured by conflict – and poised on the brink of further social unrest – is depicted with brutal honesty in these striking early 20th-century prints by celebrated artists including Max Beckmann, George Grosz and Egon Schiele.

Complementing Rebel Visions, this display also explored the changing social ¬†attitudes of the most progressive German artists after Hitler’s rise to power and the subsequent a Nazi-led Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) exhibitions of the 1930s. It examines how artists’ depictions of society, religion and the human body were systematically corrupted and de-valued by Nazi Propaganda. ¬† Above Image: Lovis Corinth, Christ on the Cross, 1919, woodcut, Inv. 94.

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