Art: Nazi Art

Hitler's taste in art (a big batch of samples has reached the U.S.) was despised by critics, but it was embarrassingly like the taste of the U.S. public. He admired the cloying cleanliness of calendar pictures and the photographic homespun (characteristic of Saturday Evening Post covers), contemned "modern" art. (His taste got no further than 1870.) In sculpture, he went for ferocious eagles and muscular nudes which lacked the serenity of their Greek models. He thought buildings should be monumental in the neo-Roman postoffice style, but more severely simple than the U.S. variety.

The 42 samples of Nazi art which ap peared...

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