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Folio: Willi Baumeister

A few lines in ink subvert the neoclassical nude form into Baumeister’s distinct political critique

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The Goddess of Art from 1938 by Adolf Ziegler, Hitler’s favourite painter, was ‘defaced’ by the artist Willi Baumeister, reconfiguring the female body of the goddess, a common Nazi trope, into a bearded man

Image courtesy of DACS 2020

This piece is featured in the AR March 2020 issue on Masculinities + W Awards – click here to buy your copy today