Did You Know Dali Did A Painting Of Hitler?

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Did You Know Dali Did A Painting Of Hitler?

Post by Psycho Mike » 11 Jul 2003 14:12

The artist best known for his surrealist work, Dali, did a pre- World War 2 painting of Hitler that most people are unaware of (it wasn't made into prints, sheets or t-shirts as his other art was!):

http://www.virtualdali.com/Pho37EnigmaOfHitler.htm

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Re: Did You Know Dali Did A Painting Of Hitler?

Post by AHLF » 11 Jul 2003 14:32

Psycho Mike wrote:The artist best known for his surrealist work, Dali, did a pre- World War 2 painting of Hitler that most people are unaware of (it wasn't made into prints, sheets or t-shirts as his other art was!):

http://www.virtualdali.com/Pho37EnigmaOfHitler.htm
Too bad! :lol: (On second thought, hitler is hardly visible there..)

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Post by David Thompson » 11 Jul 2003 17:15

Otto Dix, "The Seven Deadly Sins" (detail):
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Post by Javier Acuña » 11 Jul 2003 21:31

Hi, I know various paintings related to Hitler, the first one that comes to my mind is one made by the german-american painter George Grosz.

http://www.abcgallery.com/G/grosz/grosz29.JPG
George Grosz. Cain, or, Hitler in Hell. 1944. Oil on canvas. 99 x 124.5 cm.

And there is another picture made by Dali in 1973, entitled, I kid you not, "Hitler masturbating". To see it please click here and search for it, it's around the middle of that page.

Maybe we should make a new thread to collect paintings related to Hitler/the Third Reich or perhaps use this one instead, what do you think?

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Post by David Thompson » 12 Jul 2003 00:53

Javier -- I think it's a good idea. There is another painting of Hitler (none too flattering either) -- "The End," by the Kukryniksi -- at:

http://www.thirdreichforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=25060

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Post by Caldric » 12 Jul 2003 01:29

What do you think that first painting means?

An empty plate, broken phone, maggots on the plate (!? or seeds?), a dog on the beach, a broken branch cut, a bat dragging something...



Maybe he was just really strange and it means nothing.

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Post by AHLF » 14 Jul 2003 17:58

David Thompson wrote:Javier -- I think it's a good idea. There is another painting of Hitler (none too flattering either) -- "The End," by the Kukryniksi -- at:

http://www.thirdreichforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=25060
David, I can scan it large, do you need it?

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 14 Jul 2003 19:23

Did you know dali painted lenin too??It's called Evocation of Lenin.. What do you think he tried to explain in this painting??
http://dali.urvas.lt/page02.html

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Post by David Thompson » 14 Jul 2003 23:20

AHLF -- Thanks for the offer, which I appreciate. I could haved scanned "The End" at a higher pixel setting, but then I couldn't post it here because of the limitations on the size of attachments posted in the forum.

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Post by Ebusitanus » 15 Jul 2003 13:18

The Enigma of Hitler, IIRC was to represent the uncertainty of the Munich agreement. The phone was to mean the longing for some productive comunication amongst the west and Germany while the hanging umbrella was to represent Chamberlain. This is what I read somewhere, who knows if its correct.

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Post by AHLF » 15 Jul 2003 14:37

David Thompson wrote:AHLF -- Thanks for the offer, which I appreciate. I could haved scanned "The End" at a higher pixel setting, but then I couldn't post it here because of the limitations on the size of attachments posted in the forum.
You're the boss.

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Post by trower » 16 Jul 2003 01:50

David Thompson wrote:Otto Dix, "The Seven Deadly Sins" (detail):
Very interesting painting.....I've been surfing the net looking for a good site showing Otto Dix work.....can't seem to find anything good....anybody know any good sites showing his work???

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 16 Jul 2003 02:51

Dear trower,
I know only this site about his painting, hope it helps
http://www.mtsu.edu/~english/Grotesque/ ... llery.html

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Post by trower » 16 Jul 2003 06:57

KaaN,....Thank you very much for the link....going to check it out now...
Cheers!

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