Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Art of Politics

I was flipping through a Newsweek and I found this article that is about how different political leaders were artists and this influenced their actions. I would like you to read the article and tell me what you think of it. For Anyone knowing anything about Hitler: Look at some of Hitler's pieces of work, what do you think? How do you know what you think?

The Art of Politics

1 comment:

madibee said...

I have never seen connections similar to that article, however many of them do make sense. Though the article has a point about vast lands that people ruled, etc, etc. I would also like to point out the both artistry and politics require a vast amount of creativity. Both require manipulation of objects and people, throwing matters into specific light and contrasting light and dark, good and bad. Perhaps the two professions aren't all that different. Both aim to inspire others and make some sort of impact in the world. Perhaps it is no conincidence that so much is similar between the two. It is also no coincidence (I think) that people in great power learned the ingenuity and self reliance they posses from doing something creative... Politics is a very hard area to work within, because if you mess up, it not only hurts you but usually a large population as well as your image, with painting, manipulation can done and re-done until it is getting the desired reaction, and perhaps this is what great leaders who paint draw on.