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Art as propaganda in Vichy France, 1940-1944 / Mark J. Thériault.

Publication | Digitized | Library Call Number: N6848 .T44 2008

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    The French government under Philippe Pétain, based at Vichy, simultaneously collaborated with the Germans and promoted French patriotism. French artists and designers produced an abundance of posters, paintings, sculptures and other objets d'art, examples of which are included here, to promote the values of the "new order." Although Christian symbols were common, fascist symbols among the mass-produced images support the idea that the Vichy regime was not merely authoritarian, but parafascist. The fine arts were purged of "foreign" influences, yet the German Arno Breker was invited to exhibit his sculptures in Paris. In the spirit of national redressement, traditional French art was promoted; however, Modern art, which Hitler condemned as cultural Bolshevism, continued to be produced. With reference to the words of Pétain, Hitler, French artists and art critics, and a variety of artworks, this thesis shows how art was used to propagate the ideology of the Vichy regime.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Thériault, Mark J.
    Published
    2008
    Locale
    France
    Notes
    Thesis (M.A.)--McGill University, 2008.
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 105-114).
    Photocopy. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Dissertation Services. 22 cm.
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    English
    Additional Form
    Electronic version(s) available internally at USHMM.
    Physical Description
    iv, 114 p.

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