Sunday, September 17, 2006

Entartete Kunst

Adolf Hitler (Born, 20th April 1889, "Braunau am Inn", Austria. Died, Berlin, 30th April 1945)


Blogger fb said...

Are these the works that lead to his failure to enter Art School?

12:54 am  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

I don'know...A curious detail is that in the year Hitler failed to enter in the Vienna Academy, the animator Grim Natwick was accepted.

7:11 am  
Blogger limbolo said...

Yesterday's INDEPENDANT pictured a small oil painting by HITLER which is one of several that are up for sale at a Cornish auction house. It was said have been tucked away in the attic of an elderly Belgian woman. She is expecting to get at least £60,000. (The auctioneer is careful to remind us of HITLER's mediocrity as an artist.)
It is interesting that as time goes by more original 'Hitler' paintings come to light. They seem to have no unifying identity.

10:44 am  
Blogger Matthew Cruickshank said...

Elliot's best work yet.

11:09 am  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Yes, Ive seen it. That inspired my posting. Also, one of the suplements had four pages on that other well known mediocre artist, our Tracy. I saw a book on Hitler's "art" and not two of the pictures were by the same artist...The industry on Hitler's fakes is thriving...Maybe we should try our Idi Amins and Saddams Hussein and find a market.

11:21 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is just my myopia, or the guy had trouble with perspective?

3:28 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

I think the guy had problems with perspective and many other things.

3:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, but the root of all his problems was a distorted world view, wasn't it? No amount of effort, hard work and dedication can overcome that.
Now that i think of it, this is sort of scary...

4:10 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

I saw LOTS of supposedly Hitler paintings and what impressed me more was the grafic neutrality...Not anguished expression nor colourful despair...A sense of burgeois self-satisfaction dominated the "oeuvre"...He had the soul of a petit bourgeois, just as all his henchmen and followers had. If the petit burgeois do things like he did, let's be ware of Tony Blair then.

4:22 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think i know what you mean... It does look like the work of a particularly boring person, without much to say. That's pretty weird for a person who went trough a war, i would think. The pequeñoburgues factor would explain it.
Unless there's a secret meaning to the slightly-off perspective, he.

4:50 pm  
Blogger Patricia said...

Describing Hitler as "a person who went through a war" is very original, to say the least!

7:28 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I *obviously* meant World War One. He was a corporal or something like that then. Was hospitalized for the effects of gas warfare.
People with artistic sensibilities going trough WWI produced german expressionism.
Hitler went... how to call it... amateur club for grannies.

2:47 pm  
Blogger Patricia said...

He didn't have any kind of sensibility at all to start with, hence what followed.

10:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

un tierno!

7:04 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Un incomprendido, no?...O simplemente un guacho!

7:18 pm  

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