Virtual Museum of Political Art

New Constructivism - Politics 2

Until now the ideas of Nationalsocialism and Facism are not yet overcome. Sometimes it seems, they can break out at any time. When they appear, they lead to intolerance and violence. This way of thinking has to be rejected - this is the statement of the paintings at this site.

Werner Horvath: "Follow the Fuehrer !". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1995.

A fanatic Hitler clenching his fist, and a part of a painting of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, which shows blind men who follow a blind leader - a symbol of Nationalsocialism.

Werner Horvath: "Tricked out Youth". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1995.

Desperate young man, who had to participate World War II.

Werner Horvath: "Solingen". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1993.

The fire of a house in Solingen (Germany), which killed five Turks, was started by neonazis.

Werner Horvath: "The Fanatic". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1993.

The distorted faces of Adolf Hitler are looking like death-masks. Dark colors, viscous blood-red shapes - another symbolic description of Nationalsocialist ideology.

Werner Horvath: "Monster-Plants: SS-Doctor Josef Mengele". Oil on canvas, 50 x 50 cm, 2004.

A very critical portrait of the infamous doctor of Auschwitz, commonly referred to as the "Angel of death". This painting will be the official poster of the annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture at Washington University School of Mediicine in St. Louis Missouri, held by Stephen S. Lefrak, Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean and Director. This lecture was initiated 25 years ago to remind the academic medical community of the prominent role that physicians played in the events of 1933 - 1945 which resulted in the destruction of the disabled, the Roma and the Jewish people in Europe.

Werner Horvath: "Anne Frank". Oil on canvas, 70 x 50 cm, 2007.

A very impressive painting depicts the victim of Nationalsocialism Anne Frank. Her face is shaped by flowers, but the monsters are already longing for her. Symbols of Nationalsocialism in the homeland - and freedom is out of reach on the other side of the ocean.

Dr. Batya Brutin writes about this particular painting:
"Werner Horvath uses the famous photograph of Anne Frank reading a book as a symbol of the tight relationship between Anne and her diary. In his painting Anne's image emerges from a colorful surrealistic landscape while the book describes black and white bold, naked and emaciated children's figures. As a result, Anne Frank becomes the symbol for all the innocent children murdered in the Holocaust."
(In "Anne Frank in the artists eyes", Peter Wilhelm Art Project, Budapest 2009, ISBN 978-963-06-8114-8).

Werner Horvath: "Marlene Dietrich, World War II and Dresden". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 2005.

This image was also published in "Banderas News - News from around the Americas", 23, in an article titled "Poll: Six in 10 Americans Expect New World War", November 2005.

Werner Horvath: "Benito Mussolini". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 2000.

Werner Horvath: "Famous Austrian". Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 1992.

This painting was created at the time, when Kurt Waldheim was president in Austria. His name was found on the watchlist of the USA because of his role in World War II. The ultra-right politician Joerg Haider started a campaign against foreigners. Now this is history... Austria is back in the community.

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