During my life time I have watched Hitler's art gain status. The prices his paintings fetch at auction are rising steeply. Presently a painting by him
is up for auction;
The J Post will not show an image of his painting on their site, just his signing. For the same reason I will not share an example here, but if anyone
else wants to that is up to them. This present painting starts with a healthy bid (also not wanting to post that here).
I deny myself the pleasure of looking at Hitler's art. I am very enthusiastic about art and very non judgemental. I know what is good art because it
has an effect on me. The stronger the effect means that the artist has managed to communicate with me subliminally even over the span of hundreds and
even thousands of years and totally different cultures; anything from tribal to civilized (so called). There is no doubt Hitler was a very clever
painter. His art is highly stylized and for its day even modern in some respects. His themes are constant. He does not chop and change style as he is
painting in his own evolving style.
They say he gave art up because it kept him in poverty. He missed the point. Even Michelangelo had to endure poverty all his days. Hitler must have
been equating artistic success with how much cash it could make. Leaving art was the beginning of his end. Politics mixed with bitter experience was a
lethal poison to his soul. If anyone had a two sided soul it was Hitler. It could always have gone tw ways with him. Unfortunately for him and the
rest of us he walked straight into the lake of fire.
I expect Hitlers art will soon be fetching millions of dollars. His art does speak of the times. He captured his time, his idealism, the refinement
and beauty of Austria (think Vienna and Strauss when you look at his paintings). Hitler was deeply in love with his vision and high idealization.
These beautiful refined images were deadly though!
This highly stylized vision is dangerous in us all. It is dangerous in me. I have slain it. I am an artist. Politics will never be allowed to warp my
soul because I will see it coming. My politics are advised by Christ. I did not remove religion from the state in my soul. My politics begin first
with the most important ingredient and that is compassion;
"Greater love has no man than to lay down his life for his brother".
That is my political motto. It was Martin Luther King's also. In contrast to Hitler King had a vision, too. His vision was not willing to take by
force and with violence. His vision was the onslaught of rhetoric, of right and morality, of fairness, long term common sense and humanitarianism.
King's vision will always win the day in the long term because even evolution responds to that common sense.
Hilter could have so easily been a King (pardon the pun) if he had based his love for his culture on compassion instead of the sword. Martin, too, had
every reason to be frustrated and to match fire with fire, but the fire he chose was the Baptist's Fire Sermon and not the valkyrja ("chooser of the
Hitler's art needs to be remembered. It has a message for all humanity through all time. No human is all monster. However, the most sensitive and
discerning artistic eye with all its idealization and stylization must be kept in check. Refinement and idealism is the most likely to enter
psychosis. Hitler was mad, but so was Van Gogh. Hitler went mad in a bad way. Van Gogh went mad in a good way. Hitler's self harm involved harming
millions of others. Van Gogh's self harm wa self inflicted.
Yes, Hitler's art is that good it might be compared with Van Gogh. If Hitler had carried on with his art there is no doubt he could have been
remembered for that. His art has life and it is unique and one can even see the influences. Perhaps that is the trick fate played upon him. He may
have though his decisions were not very important at the time he chose to drop his paint brush, yet it was his very undoing.
It was the same scenario for Rimbaud, too, in a different way. He should never have dropped his pen, but that is something to discuss another day. The
moral is if you are an artist don't forsake your gift; it may very well be a life and death decision.
(I would like to have written a proper essay about this, but at least I got the essence written down here informally and in a rudimentary precis.)
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