Art as a Social Construct of Power: The Story Behind the Real Monuments Men

I proudly proclaim myself a degenerate artist and believe to love art is allow it ALL to live. A toast to the degenerate Saint Valentine and his expression to marry couples, during a time it was not socially acceptable, only for those who loved in the shadows. Celebrate with me bring your love out of the shadows and let it shine today!!

Aesthetic Fraktur

Politics have never played a greater role in art than they have over the course of Hitler’s rise to power in Germany before and during the Second World War. Not only did Hitler depreciate the art of contemporary artists of German Expressionism as “degenerate” but he also dreamed of having the greatest German Museum of Art in Austria of Old Master paintings to showcase Germany as an intellectual and political superpower and he would stop at nothing to get what he wanted. Every country Germany conquered they immediately looted of all its precious works of art, from museums to private collections. Foreign countries took to extreme precautions to protect their gems from the oncoming German armies.

The Degenerate Art Exhibit staged in Munich in 1937 was the catalyst in Hitler’s purification of the German state not only in terms of race but also in terms of art. It is ironic…

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I'm a self taught artist, blogger, mom, bone collector, creative passionate soul with my life work to connect the collective consciousness to a lifestyle of "Right Thinking" meaning allowing the right brain creativity and imagination to flow through all aspects of life!
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