Art: Critic Adolf

The most powerful art critic in the world is Adolf Hitler. Like many of his tribe, Critic Hitler was himself once an unsuccessful painter. Like all critics, he takes his art very seriously, considers himself pretty knowledgeable. Not only does he know what he likes; he is able to banish from sight in the Third Reich everything he doesn't like. There is a lot of art he doesn't like: 1) the highly individualistic sort (spattery impressionism, cubist geometry, African-influenced neo-primitives, Freudian surrealist nightmares) that made Paris the artistic capital of the pre-war world;...

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