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Old 05-04-2012, 08:15 PM
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The Art of Adolf Hitler

Not exactly thought-provoking, but surprisingly competent: http://twentytwowords.com/2012/05/04...adolph-hitler/
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I prefer Winston Churchill's.
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hmm, I guess that explains his mass hoarding of artworks from all over europe. Sort of gives me the creeps, thinking a man like that could have taste in such a wide scope of art. He "collected" so much work. I recently saw a documentary about it - can not recall the title.
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I think we find it a bit strange that he was a competent artist because even though we all know that everyone is more then one thing, the one thing we know him for is so very very vile that it overshadows all of the other aspects of his life including his early artwork. It's easy to forget that he was a mere mortal and had hobbies and other mundane aspects in his life like the rest of us.
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Much of his art was done by copying postcards. He drew what people would buy to make a meager living. I highly recommend Brigitte Hamann's book Hitler's Vienna on his years there if you want to learn more about his career (or not) as an artist.
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Thanks, Jennifer; I'm always on the lookout for interesting books, and this one is highly recommended. Personally, I'm fascinated by pre-war Vienna and the art that came out of it - I don't know much about it, so any recommendations are welcome.
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I like his art...
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Thanks, Jennifer; I'm always on the lookout for interesting books, and this one is highly recommended. Personally, I'm fascinated by pre-war Vienna and the art that came out of it - I don't know much about it, so any recommendations are welcome.

Then you'll love this. I learned so much from it about daily life at the turn of the century in Vienna and about the politics and social issues. The protagonist of the book is more Vienna than Hitler. Hamann has written a couple of other books, mainly biographies, and they are all well worht reading, especially the one about Empress Elisabeth.
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I saw show on H2 about him not long ago. They spoke of his art and his homelessness in Vienna. It is interesting, and his art does show some prowess and promise. I do wonder what would have happened if he had been let in to art school. I wonder how far he could have taken his art...instead...he became something all together different.
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It's interesting though how in his art the human being is either absent or small and crushed by the surroundings. Not very important to him, eh?

Anyway, I just realised I am unable to be objective about his art. I find it pretentious, cold, unattractive, without consistent style and without humanity.
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Many unexpected people are artists.

John Wayne's widow, Pilar Wayne
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wow
thanks for sharing these links
i think hitler's paintings were pretty good as well as churchill's
but what do i know, i'm just a beginner
tony bennett has some nice paintings also
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I do wonder what would have happened if he had been let in to art school. I wonder how far he could have taken his art...instead...he became something all together different.

I think he would have still been a horrific person. The guy was a narcissistic sociopath, he most likely always was a narcissistic sociopath. Even had he succeeded at art, he would probably have still been a horrific person. But maybe he would have only destroyed a few people instead of millions.
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It's interesting though how in his art the human being is either absent or small and crushed by the surroundings. Not very important to him, eh?

Anyway, I just realised I am unable to be objective about his art. I find it pretentious, cold, unattractive, without consistent style and without humanity.

Yes, and I would say "soulless."
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His work is better than mine. I would buy it.
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