The Easel

Nazi art on show: Is Germany ready to look again?

Should we separate art from the deeds/misdeeds of the artist? What about art the Nazi’s commissioned from favoured artists? It’s a dilemma facing German museums, some of whom have extensive holdings of Nazi sponsored art. There is no clear public consensus on the matter, something that might be progressed by exhibiting the works. Procrastination looks tempting: the “younger generation … [has] a more neutral approach to the topic”.