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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....
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...
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...
Paris Doesn’t Forgive Idleness

Paris Doesn’t Forgive Idleness

d e c e m b e r 13, 2012 …Paris indeed is the heart of that trend which got named after it. Yet, curiously enough, School of Paris artists hardly ever painted Paris. Remember Modigliani, Chagall and Picasso – no Paris to speak of. But they had now champagne in Paris, now the high...
George Grosz: Art Is in Danger

George Grosz: Art Is in Danger

d e c e m b e r 7, 2012 […] Never has art been more off-putting than it is now, especially, for the common man of today, who claims he can live without art. Whatever one understands art to be, it’s clear that its overriding task is to satisfy man’s living Bildhunger (yearning for...
Dossier No. 74664

Dossier No. 74664

s e p t e m b e r  20,  2012     Shrewd Paris detectives can’t be denied a certain flair for “art”. They drew a bead on the 20-year-old Picasso on May 5, 1901, when he arrived in France for his first exhibition. On May 18 the police commissaire in charge of the...
Picasso’s Dossier

Picasso’s Dossier

s e p t e m b e r 17, 2012   A dossier on Pablo Picasso and his wife Olga Khokhlova, kept by the French secret service, has been declassified recently in Paris. For more than half a century it stayed in Russia, together with 900,000 other files taken by the Germans from the...
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