In her feedback on my first assignment, my tutor suggested that I look at the work of Thomas Demand and how he interrogated the notion of photography’s ‘truth’. 1,114 more words
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Equally despised for its celebration of the Nazis and praised for its technical artistry, Leni Riefenstahl’s 1935 Triumph of the Will, a unique propaganda film, sits at the top of a controversial pile, indirectly questioning the very nature of artistic freedom and bias in art. 825 more words
Leni Riefenstahl certainly has an “interesting” history.
Always claimed to be mesmerized by the Nazi’s, but never identified as one herself. After the war people claimed she was a Nazi, but she won 50+ libel cases versus people who claimed she was. 82 more words
Should an artist’s personal life or sentiments affect our perception of his or her art?
It’s an old question that can be phrased and re-imagined in many different ways. 1,679 more words