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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:37 PM
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Approved art in the Third Reich
There really aren't any words to describe this stuff ("fucking awful" comes to mind) so I encourage you to draw your own conclusions.

Josef Thorak, "Denkmal der Arbeit" (Monument to Work) (wow...no comment)


"Genius des Sieges" (Genius of Victory) by Adolf Wamper, 1940


"Deutsche Waffe" (German Weapon) by Hias Lautenbacher, 1941 (...uh...yeah...no comment)


Oh, there's more...

http://www.thirdreichruins.com/kunsthaus1.htm
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:38 PM
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1. I guess the Reich doesn't believe in clothes. Or wheels.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:41 PM
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2. They were really into psuedo-classical nudes.
And apparenty, thinly-veiled homoeroticism...

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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:42 PM
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3. This particular piece is called "Naked Sack-Race"
;-)
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:43 PM
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4. There are no losers in that game.
Apparently they did know about wheels...

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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:04 PM
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11. Wow, he's not just a cog in the machine...
he's IN a cog in the machine. Fucking Nazis...
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:32 PM
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18. Given the size of that cog Nazi factories must have been huge!
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SlavesandBulldozers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:19 AM
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35. fucking nazis
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:54 PM
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7. Thinly veiled? O, no...
It's not veiled at all.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:56 PM
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8. Not into anatomy, unfortunately
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 03:56 PM by jpgray
The masters could fuck with anatomy and still make it look plausible. Like the Riace bronzes, for example.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:21 PM
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14. Wow.
I didn't know RandomKoolzip was a Nazi. :o
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:29 PM
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15. But you knew he was a giant, stone statue, right?
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:30 PM
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16. ...
I was only looking at the wang.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:30 PM
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17. Love the sig pic, Paul.
Megadittoes!
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:34 PM
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32. Thanks. It came to me in a dream.
Not really.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:54 PM
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22. I'm a shock trooper in a stupor.
And my penis is a party pooper. :cry:
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:56 PM
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24. And the title of this one is... ? n/t
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:49 PM
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5. those are truly truly bizarre
all that Wagner went to someone's head and uh, ....
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:53 PM
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6. Wow, that really is abysmal
Really, truly awful.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:56 PM
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9. tom of finland. very homoerotic. how ironic is that? nt
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:01 PM
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10. Tom came to mind when I saw those sculptures.
Apparently he was passed that torch...
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:35 PM
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20. I wouldn't dare post any of his stuff on here.
with all the "exaggerations".
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:10 PM
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12. Exactly what I thought when I saw it
Tom of Finland or Paul Cadmus....very, very homoerotic.

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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:33 PM
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19. i am sure some of his drawings had guys in nazi uniforms (Tom's)
I haven't seen his stuff in awhile< since I saw 'Daddy and the Muscle Factory" in the 90's. I am not familiar with Paul Cadmus though the I have seen the name. :hi:
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:36 PM
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21. I'm not all that familiar with Tom's...catalog, shall we say?
But I'm sure you're right...Tom had his men in all sorts of uniforms.

Paul Cadmus had a style similar to Tom of Finland..,but less..pronounced, I guess. :-)

:hi:
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:54 PM
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23. ROFL
key word being "pronounced". I have seen quite a bit of his stuff including the movie about him when it came out that i mentioned in my other post. Not really that big on him though. :shrug:
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:58 PM
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25. Here's one
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:09 PM
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28. ha, that tame example gives a good idea of the "possibilities".
I should post one where one of the guys is in all the way up to his elbow...:evigrin:

if any stormfront types happen to be lurking I am sure they would not be pleased to see this comparison. Oh well.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:11 PM
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29. Tom of Finland? Is that this guy?
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:20 PM
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31. THAT'S HIM!
wow, now i wonder about you! you know these things... :scared:
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:14 PM
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13. It reminds me of WPA-era Modernism. Was the school called Utopianism?
Standard Big Brother art. Reminds me of the look on Fritz Lang's Metropolis.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:02 PM
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26. Why do all the statues have tiny dicks?
Is it a Nazi thing?
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:05 PM
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27. See post #14.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:14 PM
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30. ...
:spray:

well, that 'splains it
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:39 PM
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33. Well, you know how fascists hate art.
Just look at modern Republicans.
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cemaphonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:24 PM
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34. That's because mostl of the good artists skipped town early.
Our artistic community was incredibly enriched in the '30s by all of the German artists that wanted no part of the Nazis. Especially in film and music (think Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, Marlene Dietrich, and more). I did finally see Triumph of the Will a few days ago though, and it really is a well-done film.

In 1937, Goebbels organized a pair of art exhibits, one showing the kind of crap above (and a bunch of wretched oil paintings) and another showing so-called 'degenerate' art (various flavors of Modernism) The 'degenerate' exhibit was so popular that the Nazis shut it down in embarassment a couple of weeks later.
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