Le immagini del potere. La Deutsche Kunstgesellschaft e l’arte del Terzo Reich

  • Valentina Locatelli Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy


This essay deals with the uses of art for representing power in Germany from the Wei­mar Republic to the Second World War. It focuses on the figure of Bettina Feistel-Roh­meder and the origins of her Deutsche Kunstgesellschaft. A brief comparison of the art promoted by the German Art Society with the one later made official by Hitler’s regime will demonstrate their common roots in the völkisch (nationalistic) milieu and the roman­tic tradition. This essay also presents a selection of a few articles collected in “Das Bild”.