This is a video of expressionist artists’ work, such as Barlach, Munch, Kokoschka, Van Gogh; with the music of Camille Saint Saens – Danse Macabre.
From AFP news agency:
Berlin – Politicians and artists have condemned a German archbishop who described modern art as “degenerate” [German: “entartet”], the term used by the Nazis in their persecution of artists.
Cardinal Joachim Meisner, archbishop of Cologne, said art which had no link to religion was “entartete Kunst”, a term that in German has strong connotations linked to the Third Reich and its ban on paintings and other culture. …
The Central Council of Jews in Germany was outraged. Its secretary-general Stephan Kramer said Meisner was a “notoriously incendiary” figure.
Cologne-based painter Gerhard Richter, one of Germany’s best-known artists, said the cardinal had made a serious error of judgement.
“To use the word ‘degenerate’ in relation to art, as Cardinal Meisner did, is a serious faux pas,” Richter told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper. …
The Nazis removed or banned an estimated 20,000 works of art, especially Expressionist art, from German museums after Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933.
Also: by 1933, most Expressionist art, being recent, was not in museums (yet), to put the estimate of 20,000 in perspective.
Outcry over British graffiti artists’ jailing gathers pace online: here.
German nazi art in the USA: here.
British media pre 1933 on Hitler: here.