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Zurich attracted every kind of refugee intellectual, writer, and painter from
northern Europe. Some of them, like Lenin or James Joyce (who wrote much of
Ulysses in exile by the lake), were among the great figures of modern thought,
but there ...
... their outlines scrawled in a sophisticated parody of the hasty genital urgency of
street graffiti, Dubuffet's cruel portraits of French intellectuals and writers in the
1940s go beyond caricature; they are pathetic monsters, and together they form ...
In these, he created a gallery of intellectuals, artists, and patrons so neurotically
particularized, so worked-over and dissected, as to surpass most previous
attempts at "psychological" portraiture since van Gogh. In a work like Portrait of
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Volledige review lezen