One painting exhibition in the Lombardy Museum wanted to explore the connection between art and insanity, and no other artists' works are better to be displayed here than those of Adolf Hitler's. The art show, called "Museum of Madness," opened on March 11, showcases the late dictator's work of art, which will be exhibited famous artists like Francisco de Goya and Francis Bacon.
The curator of the show is no other than art critic Vittorio Sgarbi who described Hitler's work as a "piece of s*** aesthetically," and that "[It] says a lot about his psyche: there is no grandeur here, only misery." The painting by Hitler shows two serious-looking men - one is sitting down while the other is standing up - in a hallway with endless corridors.
Despite the criticisms of Sgarbi, the critic upholds the artwork because it shows the perplexing mind of the artist and that Hitler's main character can be described as "misery."
Forward.com lays down questions for the museum guests asking questions like: Does reading Hitler's art as insight into his psychology in any way excuse the atrocities he committed? Does doing so suggest the mentality of a man who organized the murder of millions is comparable to that of a man who suffered from depression?
When the dictator was young, he tried applying for the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts but got rejected twice because his paintings were rather mediocre. Researchers believed that this rejection could be one of the reasons behind the atrocious person Hitler has become.
But, through the years, Hitler's works have gained attention from people all over the world, with some of his landscape paintings being auctioned for £150,000. Though his works were auctioned in public, this is the first time Hitler's works have been exhibited in a museum.