‘The Degeneracy of War’

I’m fond of the colorful, map-like painting by the Austrian Hundertwasser. Also, of the sun figure that recurs in his work.

“These artists have something in common: They all turned against the ideals of the Third Reich… I’m doing a kind of exorcism… Exactly here, where ‘degenerate art’ was shown, I’m showing artists who after 1945 declared war on the degeneracy of war.”
(Klaus Albrecht Schröder, the Albertina’s general director)

(Kimberly Bradley, “A Big Idea and a Big Donor Bring a New Art Museum to Austria,” NYTimes, 3-11-20)

(c) 2020 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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