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August 2002, Week 5


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Sharon Knolle <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 29 Aug 2002 16:22:07 -0700
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About 10 years ago, the Nazi-condemned 'Degenerate Art' exhibit was
recreated and shown in LA and Chicago. Sadly, I missed it, but I know it
featured mostly expressionistic works from the era of the third reich.
Hitler also mounted an exhibit of 'approved' Nazi art -- from what I
understand, mostly pastoral scenes and Olympian ideal statuary.
There's an excellent book on Berlin art, theater, and film from this period:
"Berlin: 1910-1933," by Eberhard Roters.
Leni Reifenstahl is certainly not the only artist to provoke moral
controversy. To a much lesser degree, there's the case of Elia Kazan and his
naming of names during the McCarthy era, and then justifying his own
tattling with the brilliant 'On the Waterfront.' People are almost as
divided on his career, or his legacy, it seems to me, as was made clear when
he was awarded an honorary Oscar a few years ago.

Sharon Knolle
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