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Weekend links 88

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Typographic Composition (1924) by Teresa Zarnowerówna from a post about Polish graphic design at 50 Watts. • “Direct action is a matter of acting as if you were already free… [...] …the link between military and money systems remains the dirty secret of capitalism.” A lengthy and essential interview with “anarchist anthropologist” David Graeber, author […]

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L’Hôtel, Paris

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The London broadsheets have been in a ferment for the past few days over a forthcoming exhibition at the V&A, The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860–1900 which opens on April 2nd. The Guardian‘s Jonathan Jones wrote a piece pointing out the French associations of the British Aesthetes in which he mentions the Hôtel […]

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Bindu Shards by James Turrell

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Dhatu (2010). The intensities of colour found in some of James Turrell’s light works might warrant the description “psychedelic” at times, although “transcendental” is probably more apt when it comes to his immersive environments. Dhatu is one of the latter, a new installation at the Gagosian Gallery, London, where a room filled with changing shades […]

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Michelangelo’s Dream

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The Dream of Human Life by Michelangelo (1533). Michelangelo was of course homosexual. That obvious fact still needs restating, simply because generations of art historians have been embarrassed by it. Attempts to deal with the subject have a certain comic interest. E. H. Ramsden, who translated Michelangelo’s letters, refutes the slur of homosexuality with a […]

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A mind on fire

A mind on fire | Jonathan Jones on Francis Bacon.

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The Surrealist Revolution

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The riddle of the rocks by Jonathan Jones It was the art movement that shocked the world. It was sexy, weird and dangerous—and it’s still hugely influential today. Jonathan Jones travels to the coast of Spain to explore the landscape that inspired Salvador Dalí, the greatest surrealist of them all. The Guardian, Monday March 5, […]

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The male nude in art

Hanging in there From Greek art, to Dolce & Gabbana advertising, the male nude has always been about sex. It’s just that these days we don’t try to hide it, writes Jonathan Jones Today, probably nothing so alienates us from the high art of the European past as its most prestigious subject – the male […]

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