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"Repelled by the slaughterhouses of the world war, we turned to art," wrote Arp,
the most gifted of the Zurich Dadas. "We searched for an elementary art that
would, we thought, save mankind from the furious madness of these times ... we ...
"The passions of men," William Wordsworth wrote, "are incorporated with the
beautiful and permanent forms of nature." On the other hand, not all painters felt
Wordsworth's visionary yet empirical peace with the natural world, and the further
feelings flow," Munch wrote to a friend. "A feeling of solidarity with one's
generation, but yet standing apart. To succumb as a person, yet survive an an
individual entity, that is the ideal Salvation shall come from Symbolism. By that I
mean an art ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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 ... Read full review