Showing posts with label Hitler Art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hitler Art. Show all posts

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hitler Art Controversy (old news)

I'm sure this news item is completely unsurprising, and it's not because it's 5 years old, either:

Hitler Pop Controversy
Friday, December 17, 2004

German born American artist Walter Gaudnek has managed to upset people by holding an exhibition of Adolf Hitler, showing him in a more casual and positive way. The artist tried to portray Hitler as human rather than as a monster and members of the Jewish community didn't find it very amusing. Gaudnek is now taking his exhibition down after just two weeks because of the controversy the works have created. Gaudnek told Reuters.. "I wanted to educate my students on the historical phenomenon of Hitler and show an aspect of him which has got lost over time".

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Art by Hitler

One of the most frequent criticisms of Hitler is his artwork. It's as if people would like him to have been a visionary modern artist or something, instead of the boring representational artist he was. Still, his work isn't boring if you like German buildings & landscapes...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Big Bad Wolf

1930s-era Soviet poster by the art group Kukryniksy showing Western powers giving Hitler Czechoslovakia on a dish. Inscription on the flag: "On towards the East!"