Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Monday, March 28, 2011

Nazi Degenerate Art

Otto Dix, one of my favorite painters, was in the exhibition, and Bela Bartok, one of my favorite composers, insisted that he be put in it. This post on it by Harvard UP shows how an ordinary Berliner looked at Dix's War triptych and came to the best conclusion:

“The picture is not a bloody-minded depiction of the degenerate, war is.”

Yes. Wow. It reminds me of what Picasso said to a Nazi officer who was looking at Guernica, sneering. “Who did that?”

“You did.”
Best reply EVER.

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