ARTISTS ON THE FIRING LINE

Eiffel Tower

La Tour Eiffel, Paris, France

 

In Paris and throughout the world now there is a lot of talk about the role of artists. Controversy is nothing new to artists. More than 100 years ago when Impressionist artists painted, many people did not like the way they painted because it was too different. In fact, a critic called them “impressionists” as a joke. Instead of getting mad they named their group the Impressionists! Artists desire to help people to see things in new ways.

It’s no secret that Hitler had his problems with artists. I was researching artist teacher Josef Albers and how he immigrated to United States of America because abstract art was outlawed in Germany. Hitler’s opposition helped to fuel the Modern Art movement in America.

Dictators like terrorists, become the judge, jury and the executioner. Like Hitler, they never win.

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