As an arch propagandist, Adolf Hitler was happy to see his life recorded in dark shades of grey.The piece that I've highlighted reminds me of the following comedy sketch. (Warning: Mild anatomical swearing near the end)
The Nazi leader believed that traditional black and white photographs best highlighted the sinister nature of his regime, presenting dramatic images which were both powerful and menacing.
Now, however, an altogether more colourful view of the Fuhrer has emerged.
More than 62 years after his death in a Berlin bunker, images from a newly opened Paris archive show him relaxing with children in the Eagle’s Nest, his mountain top chalet in the Alps near Berchtesgaden, Bavaria.
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Aesthetic Sensibilites of the Reich
There's an interesting article (with photograph) in the Telegraph. It's about some rare colour photographs of Hitler and opens with the following paragraphs: