Modern Masters: ‘Degenerate’ Art at the Kunstmuseum Bern


ISBN: 9783791355368
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Matthias Frehner, Daniel Spanke (ed.).
Format: hardback
Year published: 2016
Publisher: Prestel
Publisher Location: Munich
Total Pages: 376
Illustrations: 194 colour illustrations

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This book sheds light on the historical significance and provenance of nearly 525 works by modernist greats, such as Picasso, Chagall, and Kandinsky, which were acquired by the Kunstmuseum Bern through a combination of auctions and private donations. The book traces the fates of artists who suffered under the Nazi regime and who had connections to Switzerland, including Kirchner, Klee and Dix, and contrasts the cultural policies of the Third Reich with those of Switzerland in the same period. Finally, it details the dramatic events and unprecedented efforts that went into preserving invaluable works of art. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bern


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