Adolf Hitler's Influence On Art

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World War II and the reign of the Nazi Party greatly affected the whole world and shaped it into what it is today. It not only affected the economics and political aspects of countries but also the artistic side as well. It allowed for the modern art movement in Europe to travel across the sea to other countries, allowing its ideals to spread. With what happened to art during the reign of Hitler it can be said that it both changed how art was seen and also showed that no powerful force could ever rid the world of art in all aspects. If it wasn’t for the Nazi party, then art wouldn’t be seen as it is today and it would be available as it is across the Europe and the United States.
Adolf Hitler had an obsession with art at an early age in his life, which led him to his conclusion of how important it was for his reign. He moved to Vienna in 1907 and worked as a casual laborer and watercolor painter. Hitler applied to the Academy of Fine Arts twice and was rejected both times. The realistic paintings of buildings (figure 1) and landscapes that he preferred to paint just wasn’t in the favor of abstract and modern styles that the school were looking for. Lacking money and funds from selling postcards, he stayed in homeless shelters until he volunteered to
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It allowed for the modern art movement in Europe to travel across the sea to other countries, allowing its ideals to spread. Though many wonderful art pieces were lost during this period of time the Nazi party was never able to truly get rid of the art movements themselves. It also gave the people and society more appreciate of the arts and the importance of preservation of the art work by having greater security for the pieces that still exist. Though the Nazi party shall forever have negative stigma towards them, if it wasn’t for them the art world wouldn’t have flourished and been more

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