<em>Art Beats: Hitler vs Picasso</em>

Art Beats: Hitler vs Picasso

Hitler versus Picasso and the Others

Art Beats
  • Sat 27 Nov 2021
  • 10:30AM—12:05PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rating: PG
  • General $12
  • Concession $10 for seniors, students, gallery friends and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Booking recommended
  • As there is no allocated seating doors open 15 minutes before screenings, please come early to avoid disappointment
  • To minimise disruption no admittance to cinema 10 minutes after session starts
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

An extraordinary report on how Hitler looted 'the great beauty' of Europe: the art that was the expression of its culture.

A sensational trove. A great discovery. A cinematographic tour through 4 stunning exhibitions. After 70 years from the Hitler’s declaration of war to “degenerate” art, an event film that reveals secrets of the Fuhrer treasure. Picasso, Matisse, Renoir and Chagall: paintings hidden, looted and condemned finally come to light to reveal the Nazi obsession for art on the big screen. Starting from the incredible Gurlitt case and of his massive collection, the true story of masterpieces persecutes and banned during the 20th century.

Introduced and narrated by Toni Servillo, winner of 2 European Film Awards and protagonist of The Great Beauty, Best Foreign Film at the 86th Academy Award.
80 years have passed since the Nazi Regime placed a definite ban on so-called degenerate art, considered ‘cosmopolitan and communist’.


In 1937 an exhibition was held publically branding and stigmatizing it, at the same time, at Hitler’s behest, the confiscation began of ancient and classic works of art, of masterpieces that were to occupy those spaces imagined to be the Louvre of Linz.

2021 | Documentary | 90 min | Dir. Claudio Poli | Subtitled

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<em>Art Beats: Hitler vs Picasso</em>

Art Beats: Hitler vs Picasso

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