On the second segment, Olaf Peters discusses "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937," which is on view through June 30. Peters is a professor at the Peters is a professor at the Institute for Art History and Archaeology in Europe at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg. He curated “Degenerate Art” and edited its excellent exhibition catalogue, which was published by Prestel.
This is Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s 1934-37 self-portrait. Kirchner made the painting in 1934, and then modified it in 1937, the year of the Nazis’ “Degenerate Art” exhibition. Kirchner committed suicide in 1938. Peters and MAN Podcast host Tyler Green discussed this painting at length on this week’s program.