42 | Exhibit Revisit - Degenerate Art

42 | Exhibit Revisit - Degenerate Art

In the summer of 1937, two art exhibits were on display in Munich, Germany. One glorified the German state while the other was created with the intention of shaming and debasing the artwork on display. The art included in the latter now has the title of modern masterpiece. However, during the 1930s it, and the infamous exhibit, were known as “Degenerate.”

In this series, I’ll examine an exhibit that’s had a lasting impression on art history. Maybe it galvanized a movement or maybe it was too radical for its time. Whatever the outcome brought us to where we are today.



Great Exhibition of German Art  catalogue cover, 1937 (left) and  Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art)  exhibition, catalogue cover, 1937 (right)

Great Exhibition of German Art catalogue cover, 1937 (left) and Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) exhibition, catalogue cover, 1937 (right)


Examples of “Degenerate” Art




43 | a History of Still Life

43 | a History of Still Life

41 | Iconoclasm - Not Such Ancient History

41 | Iconoclasm - Not Such Ancient History