Degenerate art is the translation of the German “entartete Kunst”, a term adopted by the Nazi regime in Germany to denounce virtually all modern art.
Degenerate Art was also the title of an exhibition, mounted by the Nazis in Munich in 1937, consisting of modernist artworks chaotically hung and accompanied by text labels deriding the art. Designed to inflame public opinion against modernism. The Entartete Kunst exhibit, featuring over 650 paintings, sculptures, prints, and books from the collections of thirty two German museums, premiered in Munich on July 19, 1937. Among them works of Emil Nolde, Max Beckmann, Wassily Kandinski, Otto Dix, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Ernst Barlach and other German avant-garde artists.
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