Culture

Art looted by the Nazis and Germany's resistance to return

The painting "Madame Soler" from 1903, part of Pablo Picasso's Blue Period, exhibited at the "Pinakothek der Moderne" in Munich
 

Pablo Picasso. That name alone is usually enough to attract attention in the art world. So it's no surprise that a Picasso has now become synonymous with dealing with art looted by the German Nazis. The painting in question is "Madame Soler" from 1903, part of the artist's Blue Period, exhibited at the "Pinakothek der Moderne" in Munich.

For the Bavarian State Painting Collections – the state authority that oversees the Munich Museum's collection – it must remain here. According to them, painting is not stolen art.