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German Artists and Hitler's Mind Avant garde Art in a Turbulent Era

Wayne Andersen À 9 review

Nsive art critics convert violence into art as a pretense to mirroring society He associates Lustmord sex murder imagery in German art theatre and cabaret entertainment with the sexuality of war He sees Germania's primal barbarism in German painting infused with the rise of Germany's Nacktkultur nudist cults A desensitizing nakedness replaces sublimated nudity The innocent nakedness of youth offers an opportunity for cultural renewal and a symbol of physical power

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Written in clear prose Wayne Andersen's expansive text accounts for all of modern Germany's major artists the Impressionists Max Liebermann and Lovis Corinth the Expressionists Edvard Munch Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Karl Schmidt Rottluff Erich Heckel and Max Pechstein the post World War I George Grosz Otto Dix and Rudolf Schlichter and the less classifiable Max Beckmann Paula Modersohn Becker Kathe Kollwitz Oskar Kokoschka and Frans Marc Theater and cabaret life are t

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Reated in eual measure to the visual arts with rich coverage of Ibsen's Ghosts Brecht's The Jungle of Cities and the prototype of modern filmmaking The Cabinet of Dr Caligari Andersen assigns his challenging lines of attack to radical issues that established in Germany the essential first wave of twentieth century avant garde art and culture Insisting that German art is masculine and prone to violence he formulates a compelling explanation for how artists and defe

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