Posts Tagged ‘Goethe’

Anselm Kiefer

Wednesday, February 1st, 1989

Anselm Kiefer uses the language of modern art to rewrite the kind of grandiose nine­teenth-century history painting that modern art rejected. He paints a raging elegy for the failure of reason and civi­liza­tion to over­come the evil that is part of human nature. Yet for Kiefer, only the magic of art can build some­thing beau­tiful out of the wreck of reason and the failure of history.

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The Drawings of Palladio

Saturday, May 1st, 1982

There is some­thing divine about his talent, some­thing compa­rable to the power of a great poet who, out of the worlds of truth and false­hood, creates a third whose borrowed exis­tence enchants us.”

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