What’s that for? The painting “Heavy Cruiser ‘Prinz Eugen’ in the Battle of the Denmark Strait”
The large-format oil painting “Heavy Cruiser ‘Prinz Eugen’ in the Battle of the Denmark Strait” from 1944 was painted by Claus Bergen (1885–1964). In the DHM exhibition “‘Divinely Gifted’. National Socialism’s Favoured Artists in the Federal Republic” the picture raised questions about the continuity of the subject of political marine painting and how to deal with Nazi cultural goods. Ambra Frank, research associate in the exhibition, tells us more about it.