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The most aggressive political use of photomontage was in the work of John
Heartfield, who in the late twenties and early thirties brought it to a pitch of
polemical ferocity that no artist has since equalled (plate 39). Here,
photomontage develops ...
As John Willett has pointed out in his excellent study Art and Politics in the
Weimar Period (1978), there is no doubt that the political hopes of the Weimar
artists failed: "In so far as any country can be said to choose its rulers, Germany
been a few admirable works of art that contained political references - some of
Joseph Beuys's work (plate 245) or Robert Motherwell's Elegies to the Spanish
Republic (plate 103). But the idea that an artist, by making painting or sculpture, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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...(!). Read full review
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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 ... Read full review