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Re: Hitler portrait photos

Post by sobel » 11 Aug 2008 12:21

Another one, don't know the artist unfortunately

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Re: Hitler portrait photos

Post by Adam Carr » 11 Aug 2008 13:17

This full-length portrait had semi-official status and was frequently hung in government offices and public buildings.
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Re: Hitler portrait photos

Post by Adam Carr » 11 Aug 2008 13:33

This is the most artistically respectable portrait of Hitler I know of, although I don't know the artist. The fact is that no artist of international note, so far as I know, ever painted him. This one shows "Hitler the statesman". Some of the earlier ones that showed "Hitler the Brownshirt" fell out of favour after 1933 when he no longer wanted to project that image.
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Re: Hitler portrait photos

Post by Adam Carr » 11 Aug 2008 13:44

This is my favourite Hitler portrait, by the distinguished Russian artist known as Kukryniksy, who was actually three cartoonists working as a team. They had him dead to rights.
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Hitler Oil Paintings - complete list

Post by 3rdReichArt » 17 Aug 2008 18:54

must be the complete list ( 5 websites ) of all Hitler oil paintings but please feel free to contact me if you fail to find your favorites !

http://www.3rdreichart.com/hitler01.htm
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Re: Hitler portrait photos

Post by Johnnyrocket » 17 Aug 2008 18:59

Nice site, htanks 3rdReichArt.

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Re: Hitler portrait photos

Post by Johnnyrocket » 17 Aug 2008 19:05

3rdReichArt.... Do you actually paint these in oil paint from photos?

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Re: Hitler portrait photos

Post by 3rdReichArt » 17 Aug 2008 19:48

Johnny, yes, an oil painting after a photo is possible, pls pm me your eMail address, I will send you some samples of my work. Thank you, Andrés
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Re: Hitler portrait photos

Post by Kunstler » 19 Aug 2008 20:25

Adam Carr wrote:This is the most artistically respectable portrait of Hitler I know of, although I don't know the artist. The fact is that no artist of international note, so far as I know, ever painted him. This one shows "Hitler the statesman". Some of the earlier ones that showed "Hitler the Brownshirt" fell out of favour after 1933 when he no longer wanted to project that image.
It's interesting to note how few portraits Hitler actually sat for in relation to how many were worked up from photographs.
The one mentioned has clearly been painted from a photograph, and by someone who has misunderstood the foreshortening effect of a lens. This is evident in the lower sleeves of the jacket looking rather too large in relation to the rest of the figure.

This would happen if a photograph of an original painting was taken when the painting was leaning back, and that photograph was then used to make a copy of the original. this leads me to think that either the one mentioned by adam was a post war copy, or that it had been done from a photograph of the original at some time. :)

3rdReichArt nice to see your work, here's one I painted last year of Adolf Galland!

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Re: Hitler portrait photos

Post by sobel » 19 Aug 2008 21:25

Kunstler wrote:
Adam Carr wrote:
It's interesting to note how few portraits Hitler actually sat for in relation to how many were worked up from photographs.
The one mentioned has clearly been painted from a photograph, and by someone who has misunderstood the foreshortening effect of a lens. This is evident in the lower sleeves of the jacket looking rather too large in relation to the rest of the figure.

This would happen if a photograph of an original painting was taken when the painting was leaning back, and that photograph was then used to make a copy of the original. this leads me to think that either the one mentioned by adam was a post war copy, or that it had been done from a photograph of the original at some time. :)

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Now that you mention it I agree the pose seems "Angular", with the lower half out of proportion with the top half. The Swaz armband also seems huge

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Re: Hitler portrait photos

Post by Adam Carr » 20 Aug 2008 00:49

I'm curious to know what is the market for "new" paintings of Hitler, or of Adolf Galland for that matter? Rich neo-Nazis?

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Re: Hitler portrait photos

Post by Kunstler » 20 Aug 2008 12:41

Film props, admirers, collectors, many motives I guess?
The ones I paint are usually military as opposed to political figures, portraits of Galland, Rommel, Hartman, Von Richthofen and so on are often bought to add to a collection of original items where a genuine portrait is unavailable or prohibitively expensive.

The Chinese are copying many paintings now and the one with the big sleeves looks like one such example.

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Re: Hitler portrait photos

Post by Adam Carr » 20 Aug 2008 13:09

Could you post your portrait of Hartmann? There are not many German WW2 servicemen I admire, but he is one of them.
Have you done a Stauffenberg?

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Re: Hitler portrait photos

Post by Kunstler » 20 Aug 2008 14:52

I'll take a look to see if I have an image of my other paintings, most were lost due to hard drive failure a while back.
Stauffenberg? No I've never been asked to paint him, come to think of it I've never even seen a photo of him.

Luftwaffe pilots do get the most requests, along with Rommel or other generals for the re-enactors 'headquarters'.

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Re: Hitler portrait photos

Post by Adam Carr » 21 Aug 2008 00:23

There you go. See what you can come up with by next week. :)

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