PHOTO: Adolf Hitler's painting is now on display. (photo via Flickr/Recuerdos de Pandora)
Normally, you head to the museum to gawk at sublime pieces from artistic talent, but that’s not the case with this Adolf Hitler painting.
The Telegraph has a report that is equally intriguing for the subject matter as it is the review that piece of art garnered.
First, let’s talk about the painting: It’s a cold, somber image of two people framed by a long, looming hallway. It might not necessarily be anything you would remember when leaving an exhibition, but when you hear that it was done by Hitler, the piece begins to sear into your memory.
The Telegraph then quotes art critic Vittorio Sgarbi, who spoke with Italian news agency, ANSA.
Sgarbi curates the Museum of Madness exhibition that highlights the piece. His reaction to the painting is unique for a curator: “It’s a piece of [expletive] aesthetically. [It] says a lot about his psyche: there is no grandeur here, only misery.”
If that’s the kind of artistry you adore, then you can head to the Museo Di Salo in Lombardy from now until November 19: The Italian town hosts the exhibition as an exploration of art and madness.
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As noted by the Telegraph, Lombardy: “A pretty town overlooking Lake Garda, it became de facto capital of Benito Mussolini’s Nazi-backed puppet state, the Republic of Salo, which was established during the Second World War as the Italian dictator began losing his grip on power.”
As a young man, Hitler was twice turned down by the Academy of Fine Arts in his native Vienna during 1907-08. Various watercolors and other works have been recovered throughout the years. They're typically noted for being shoddy.