What is the relationship between art and power? How is power exercised in the display of artwork in museums and galleries? Ash Tomkins discusses these questions and more through an analysis of a ‘degenerate art’ show in Nazi Germany and a modern-day auction of Adolf Hitler’s paintings.
Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” has captivated and confounded audiences since the mid-seventeenth century. Dalma Roman inspects the various meanings that have been attached to the painting over the centuries in an attempt to better understand its historical origins.
The Bauhaus, founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany, was dedicated to combining function and aesthetic. Meenakshi Nirmalan investigates the political origins of the movement, including how its avant garde vision challenged the Nazi party.