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Second "Great German Art Exhibition": View of the Galleries in the House of German Art (July 10, 1938)
Every year from 1937 to 1944, the House of German Art in Munich hosted a so-called Great German Art Exhibition to highlight art that embodied the National Social aesthetic and world view. Invariably, the works on view included heroic representations of healthy "Aryan" bodies and Nordic landscapes; examples of both can be seen below. Each show also featured a new portrait of Hitler (right) and a reinterpretation of the German state symbol, the eagle.