|The House of German Art, Munich, 1933-37|
This came from a debate forum on immigration reform just a few days ago:"To be German is to be clear," and that means that to be German is to be logical and true. It is this spirit which has always lived in our people, which has inspired painters, sculptors, architects, thinkers, poets, and above all our musicians. So today there is not a German or a French art, 'but a "modern art." This is to reduce art to the level of fashions in dress, with the motto "Every year something fresh"--Impressionism, Futurism, Cubism, perhaps also Dadaism. These newly created art phrases would be comic, if they were not tragic."
"But true art is and remains eternal, it does not follow the law of the season's fashions: its effect is that of a revelation arising from the depths of the essential character of a people which successive generations can inherit. But those who do not create for eternity do not readily talk of eternities: they seek to dim the radiance of these giants who reach out of the past into the future in order that contemporaries may discover their own tiny flames."
"These facile daubers in art are but the products of a day: yesterday, non-existent: today, modern: tomorrow, out of date. Theirs was a small art--small in form and substance--and at the same time intolerant of the masters of the past and the rivals of the present. It was only an attraction that these works of art were difficult to understand and on that account very costly: no one wished to admit lack of comprehension or insufficient means! And if one does not oneself understand, probably one's neighbor will not either, and he will admire one's comprehension of obscurity. This House of German Art is designed for the art of the German people--not for an international art."
"You have two choices going forward. Secession or Civil War. I am good with either one as I live in the southern part of the nation. The part with the food, energy, manufacturing and conservatives. No reason to stay with Liberals. Let them have their states without us to tax to death to pay for their conscience raising crap. Take away all the money from the conservatives states and liberals will be over run with their moochers who will kill them. Make welfare illegal. In a free state and you would clear out all the moochers who would run to an Obamaland. Again liberals would die. Real Americans just need to decide when they are ready and understand we do not need them they need us! For heaven sake people. If nothing else read Atlas Shrugged if you want to see the direction this nation is headed and what YOU can do about it."
Adolph Hitler--more architect than artist.
|The Judgment of Paris, 1870, Anselm Feuerbach---typical of Hitler's taste in painting.|
|Anselm Feuerbach, Self-portrait,|
|World Capital Germania (scale model), 1940, Albert Speer|
The Four Elements, Adolph Ziegler,
Hitler's study in the Reich Chancellery.
Albert Speer designed the interior.
|Hitler's alter ego.|
|Hitler's office, interior by Albert Speer.|
|Speer's main entrance to the |
Reich Chancellery, 1939