Mixed Signals #1


The pre-Nazi swastika (as seen here, 1918) was a German folk art symbol of good luck. Its original incarnation is ancient and obscure, but the swastika's tendency to spin suggests an early apprehension of the rotating Earth. What Hitler appropriated was in all likelihood a visual prayer, dear to agrarian cultures, for the cyclical rebirth of spring.

1 comment:

Hugo Alexandre said...

Add category B for Bold