Tag Archives: Max Ernst

dada dum dada not so dum

Unsureness and confusion, in the sphere of Dada opinion, became a positive value, and one that had lethal effect of what could be termed systems of hierarchy and classification. Like Alfred Jarry, dada postulated a “pataphysical” logic of absurdity that … Continue reading

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shelter of a “false face”

In our own puerile way we sometimes take sanctuary behind impenetrable eyeglasses. For years, old and young have been wearing dark spectacles at all waking hours and in the gloomiest of places. And there are always men who rediscover another … Continue reading

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Naples down under

How they live and die in Naples. It was quite a collaboration. A great Italian film director interviewed his fellow citizens, while a leading German photographer recorded them. The result was a poignant document of humanity and heartbreak that very … Continue reading

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from whence she came

Intentional crisis that got out of hand? Power grab by Germany and will they serve as the patsy of choice again? It’s a shadowy sort of dance we are witnessing in Europe and for many it doesn’t make sense. The … Continue reading

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eccentric patrons

By October 1942, Peggy Guggenheim was ready to open in New York a new gallery, Art of This Century, surely the most eccentric pleasure dome ever decreed for the inspection of art. Lights flashed on and off, with great rushes … Continue reading

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peggy

The Buddenbrook’s Syndrome according to Thomas Mann was the rags to riches to shirtsleeves scenario, where the drive to continue to accumulate great wealth would diminish through succeeding generations; a waning enthusiasm for grabbing the bull by the horns. By … Continue reading

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“all one needs is to be able to see”

It does appear to be beyond nominal doubt that the team of Craig Braun and Tom Wilkes pilfered to a large degree the work of Lol Creme and Kevin Godley for the Alice Cooper album School’s Out. The former’s Hotlegs … Continue reading

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boutique atheism : babel banter

What are the limits of scientific rationalism? But what actually is atheism, besides an ecological and scientific dirt disher despite Chris Hitchens ¬†perhaps stuck in limbo, a purgatory of the missionary position somewhere in rhetorical rebuttal to the anal perversions … Continue reading

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paranoid spittled walls

This exaltation of the violent compulsive spontaneity so reified by the Dada movement, Andre Breton and Max Ernst in particular was put to almost absurd extremes into an effort to appropriate Leonardo Da Vinci into their nihilistic process of attacking … Continue reading

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kipling the esoteric: the a.r.k. man

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com ) rudyard kipling is a very famous name in literature. for instance, he was the very first english speaking recipient (and the youngest) of the nobel prize in literature (1907). we all studied him and … Continue reading

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