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BBC Arts – BBC Arts – Seeing red: The propaganda art of China’s Cultural Revolution

During China’s Cultural Revolution traditional artists were condemned as counter-revolutionaries and imprisoned. In their place the government attempted to create a new visual culture: one that celebrated workers, soldiers, industrial progress and Chairman Mao.

Source: BBC Arts – BBC Arts – Seeing red: The propaganda art of China’s Cultural Revolution

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The Nazi art hoard that shocked the world

p05qw4p3Two new exhibitions look at how Hildebrand Gurlitt was able to exploit the Nazi system in order to amass a vast collection of work by ‘degenerate artists’ and Jewish collectors, writes Cath Pound.

via BBC – Culture – The Nazi art hoard that shocked the world