Yes. John Cusack starred in the film "Max" about Hitler's love of art in his earlier years.
Hitler wanted to be an artist but he didn't get into the Vienna Academy of Art.
He worked a draftsman before becoming active in politics.
Not knowing who the artist was, some psychiatrists evaluated his art to come up with an interesting profile
Without a doubt! He stocked his cabinet with other failed artists. He totally wanted to be the cultural arbiter for the whole world. Imagine a homocidal Tim Gunn!
Hitler was also a frustrated architect. Had the Germans won the war, the planned to level Berlin and re-built the city on neo-Classical lines.
Albert Speer, who was trained as a architect, had many conversations with Hitler concerning architecture. Speer said that while Hitler understood many architectural concepts, he lacked a sense of scale and proportionality.
Hitler also planned to build the a museum to house all the great work of art of the world in Linz, Austria, not far from where he grew up
If he'd just been accepted into art school history would be so different.
(one of the reasons why I'd never want to work in admissions at a school----who knows what the people you reject will do)
[quote] Albert Speer, who was trained as a architect, had many conversations with Hitler concerning architecture. Speer said that while Hitler understood many architectural concepts, he lacked a sense of scale and proportionality.
LOL! That's not what he told Adolf. Speer was a great suck up. He played up to Hitler by pretending he thought Hitler was talented and gifted in the areas he knew Hitler felt like a failure.
Speer ended up being a liar who charmingly was as much of a suck up to the Americans using false acceptance of responsibility and lying about his knowledge of slave labor and the camps. That charm, false mea culpas and lies saved him from execution.
"... planned to level Berlin and re-built the city on neo-Classical lines"
Ah, finally a use for all those bones: concrete!
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
If you want you can go explore and see for yourself, Click here.
And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
Possibly we've not slain all the dragons and there will be issues that come up during the switchover. There's a help button in the lower right hand corner of the page which you can use to send us bug reports.
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