Art: Restless Glass

The story of Georg Meistermann's life under the Nazis follows the classic pattern of almost all of Germany's modern artists who were branded as decadent. He well remembers the night that he got back to his home in Solingen to find a heap of his paintings, which had been on exhibition, "standing in front of my door in the rain, having been thrown out of the gallery by the Brownshirts." But Meistermann's miseries had one positive twist. "In those days, my paintings reflected my darkened state of mind. They were full of heavy black lines. Suddenly, this gave me an idea."...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!