Adolf Hitler revered the realism of ancient Greece and the Renaissance as the highest standard of art. But, like with so much else in his life, he knew even better what he hated: modernism.
Hitler’s favorite painter, Adolf Ziegler, exemplified the stilted, ersatz classicism that marked the art of the Third Reich. He also presided over the Nazis’ “Degenerate Art” exhibitions, and it is to this able pasticheur of mannerist-inspired nudes and color-coordinated drapery that the artist Martí Cormand has metaphorically addressed a series of painted and drawn postcards. — R.C. Baker