Interesting theme, not so interesting art?
This is the thesis behind Peter Goddard’s criticism of the new exhibit on at Canada’s National Gallery in Ottawa called "The 1930s: The Making of The New Man" regarding the 1930s and Nazism.
"Unfortunately, the exhibition's desire at the very start to encompass the scientific/biological underpinnings of Nazism, Italian Fascism and Stalinism in the Soviet Union turns its opening moments into something torn from the pages of an academic thesis, with some great visual props." - he writes.
See it for yourself if you haven’t heard enough about the well-traversed subject seems to be his message.
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Ernst The Fireside Angel, Artwork.
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