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putting a broken century together

Arnold Schoenberg is generally seen as the composer who did to music what Jackson Pollock was to do to art. Discard the old rules and take it into new realms, psychological and emotional planes hitherto unexplored, or unrepresented in that … Continue reading

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A SALTY DOG ON THE PORT SIDE

A communist sea dog who stayed away from the starboard, or right wing side of the battleship Potemkin. ┬áSergei Eisenstein‘s Potemkin was a film that proclaimed his faith as an artist of revolution and transcended it. It was a work … Continue reading

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FROM CRAFTSMAN TO GENTLEMAN: AN ALLEGORICAL PREMISE

Albrecht Durer( 1471-1528 ) is usually called the greatest German artist, despite the importance accorded to Matthias Grunewald, whose more wild and fantastic fervor, even hallucinatory art, is more to the modern taste than Durer’s methodical exploration of the world … Continue reading

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Aesthetics of Nihilism: Death as a ''Ready Made''

The general chaos was captured in the driving art movement in Germany in the years between the World Wars by German Expressionism. But once Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party began their ascent into power, culminating in 1933 with the … Continue reading

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Slow Dancing With the Hangman

Emotionally frigid and an insensitivity comparing favorably with the Waffen SS, filmmaker Fritz Lang(1890-1976) possessed the necessary psychological baggage to create the ”film noir ” genre of cinema. His conjunction of pathologies and neurosis, fueled by an expansive ego, Lang … Continue reading

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