The Artwork of Bob Ross and Adolf Hitler

How did these two artists compare?

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Bridging Ross and Hitler

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Two schools of realism

Both Hitler and Ross were disinterested in art that featured people. Realizing the places they occupy in the narrative, however, helps to illustrate how this manifested itself very differently in their artistic styles. While neither cared for the abstract, Hitler enjoyed displaying the architecture of towns such as Vienna and Munich. The geometric features of these buildings are where most of the attention is given. The trees are more general, and where people do appear, they are merely props. The buildings themselves are the characters of his stories, apparently better representations of German advancement than Germans as individuals. Where his works are greener, they show the countryside, not the wilderness, in a land that has been tamed and developed for over a millennium.

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