Der Fuhrer's Line

Matthew Lake


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Der Fuhrers Line Painting

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Phoenixville, PA - United States

Congrats on your sale!!!

Hadspen , TA - Australia

Thank you all for your comments and interpretations. Matt

Nagpur, Ma - India

Wonderful and Congratulation on sale announcement.

Pickerington, OH - United States

Outstanding! Amazing colors and very thought provoking.

Bexley, Ke - United Kingdom

Excellent artwork of the young Adolf who perfectly epitomises the old adage "Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely". However, evil though he certainly was, in all I have ever read about Hitler by numerous distinguished writers never once have I read that he had a cocaine habit. He didn't smoke, rarely took a drink and could never be described as a womaniser {despite his position where legions of German women would willingly have done anything for him] and despised, although tolerated, these shortcomings in others all of which he considered weakness. He was put on all kinds of drugs towards the end by his doctors for various aliments, especially after the July bomb plot, but I think it would have been completely out of character for him to snort coke and I think that this is mere speculation bordering on fantasy. Mike

Portage La Prairie, MB - Canada


Cape Town - South Africa

Hi Matthew. Absolutely a brilliant piece. For me first viewing your masterpiece yesterday without reading the description of the painting, I visualized the 'line" referred to a fashion "line" of garments hence him being dressed quite differently to his usual military garments. My point is - What if he could have been a famous fashion designer in the Art Deco Period if he had the opportunity instead of dabbling with some watercoulors of houses he had done? What if he had a proper education in the arts and had a Hitler brand that may be as successfull as Karl Lagerfeld or Hugo Boss? His watercolor attempts he painted was refused by Jewish owned galleries at the time before his political career may have spawned his hatred for them. Nicknamed the "Bohemian Corporal" by his generals during the second world war was the first title that came to mind when I saw your piece. I love the portrait of being almost unblemished and not harsh, the softness of your technique hides his age. The red background reflects the fascism of the time but currently fashionable. This picture paints ten thousand words. Five star accolades to you. Best regards, Christo

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