Hitler’s favorite painter

Arnold Bocklin was a 19th century symbolist painter whose work influenced and inspired Salvador Dali, Sergi Rachmaninoff, Marcel Duchamp and H. R. Giger. Adolph Hitler owned eleven of his paintings and cited Bocklin as his favorite painter.

I can imagine herr Führer liking these images, they make me think of Wagnerian operas, which Hitler liked a lot as well. But of course it should not come as a surprise that Hitler loved myths, as he based his world-view on these things.

via BoingBoing.


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