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George Grosz. On Artists

George Grosz. On Artists

M A R C H 10, 2013 […] The aforementioned introspective nature of art seems capable of another focus, one that doesn’t demand that the artist have an antiquated mind. Art is not just a mood; it’s an ancient impulse which man, often in dire need, persists in. Man believes wholeheartedly that there is yet something...
George Grosz. On Paris

George Grosz. On Paris

F E B R U A R Y 20, 2013 France has long been considered the German artists’ Mecca. They got their final polish as painters there. The highly talented masters who lived and worked  there attracted a multitude of commencing artists from abroad, and entire families of painters received their artistic training in France....
Sculpture in the Mountains – Poem in Space

Sculpture in the Mountains – Poem in Space

F E B R U A R Y 11,  2013     The Georgian filmmaker Tengiz Abuladze closed his film Repentance (1984) with an old woman asking the question: “What is a road for, if it doesn’t lead to a temple?” I remember discussing for days on end both the film and that question –...
Шевченко Александр (Николаевич). Цитаты

Шевченко Александр (Николаевич). Цитаты

8   ф е в р а л я  2013   В моей коллекции есть несколько работ  художника Саши Шевченко (не путать с другим художником Александром  Васильевичем Шевченко (1883-1948). И пока ни одной его друга Кости Сутягина. Есть также несколько совместно выпущенных и подаренных мне книжек. Тексты ребят  мне кажутся милыми и очень нравятся. В...
Save an Artist from Starvation – Get Rich!

Save an Artist from Starvation – Get Rich!

F E B R U A R Y 7,   2013 He drove back to the hotel and checked in, swinging the heavy keys in his hand as he went down the corridor to his room. He liked it here. It was rambling and informal, more like a simple country house than a hotel – until...
George Grosz. On the Role of Artist in Today’s Art

George Grosz. On the Role of Artist in Today’s Art

J A N U A R Y 30, 2013   Today’s art depends on the bourgeois class and will die with it. The artist, perhaps, even against his will, is a printing mill of banknotes and shares, a mechanism used by a rich exploiter and an aestheticizing buffoon to invest his money in a more...
Temple of Art in Passy

Temple of Art in Passy

J A N U A R Y 25,  2013     Some believe that churches are built in “special holy” places, charged with some otherworldly energy. I think this is precisely so. Every person, be he/she a believer or not, must in all likelihood have a church in which he or she feels good, blissful,...
Maeght Foundation: Collecting as Creativity

Maeght Foundation: Collecting as Creativity

J A N U A R Y 11, 2013 Have you ever wondered what drives people to spend their time, effort and money to buy, preserve and popularize works of art? After all, the life of every one of us is so short and it’s downright impossible to take everything you’ve collected along with you. That...
George Grosz: On Art

George Grosz: On Art

j a n u a r y 10,  2013 Art is now an absolutely secondary matter. Anyone who is capable of ignoring for the most part rather individually set frames of one’s studio will see this. However, art is a matter that demands from those who engage in it clear-cut decisions. It matters where you...
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