Posts Tagged ‘Jackson Pollock’

The Future of Art

Friday, March 1st, 1991

It is art that acknowl­edges the struggle of its own making, and conveys a sense of life as composed of frag­ments, where not every­thing is legible, and some things are irrev­o­cably ruined or lost. The past haunts and enriches the present. Memory and imag­i­na­tion are inter­twined. It is a mirror of the soul.

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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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