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One artist, Natan Altman, went so far as to claim that "futurism" (his blanket term
for all radical art) was the form of "proletarian creation." "How terribly we need to
fight against this pernicious intelligibility," he exclaimed, speaking of ordinary ...
... grimacing, and stupefied heads, using it to convey the idea that society - or, to
be exact, the proletariat, which Ensor hated with a paranoid passion - was not
merely unreal but a sort of daemonic carnival, a collective of threatening masks.
Among the political spin-offs from this durable legend were the Marxist fantasy of
the "withering away of the State" after the dictatorship of the proletariat, and
Hitler's vision of the "Thousand-Year Reich." Both presupposed the end of History
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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