Felix Nussbaum, Self-Portrait with Identity Card, 1943

This painting always haunted me, before I discovered that in fact, Felix Nussbaum was gassed at Auschwitz. (His whole family was murdered). This painting was created while Nussbaum was in hiding from the Nazis. So many labeled degenerate artists were persecuted by the Nazis but Nussbaum was murdered simply by virtue of being a Jew.

Self_Portrait_with_Jewish_Identity_Card_-Felix_Nussbaum_-_1943.

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About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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