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‘Degenerate Art’: For Some, Ugly Too Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Hitler hated what he did not understand. Most German Expressionist art is strong and forceful. Can the beauty and grace of Rudolf Belling’s sculpture “Triad” be denied?

It’s true we would probably not put Otto Dix’s “Skin Graft” or “Wounded Man, Autumn 1916, Bapaume.” in our living room, but we should put value on what the artist is telling us.

It saddens me that in 1991 there still is Hitlerian intolerance against artistic expression that transcends the norm. The message of the three letter writers is clear: “Heil Norman Rockwell!”

ELAINE PELUCE

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South Pasadena


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