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5 FOR GRIS, 5 FOR MORANDI

5 FOR GRIS, 5 FOR MORANDI 20:2 DOI 10.1215/0961754X-2422962 © 2014 by Jeffrey Yang bundle of birch rods bound to an ax-head, lictors lifted as guardians of magistrates, to flog or decapitate, "a rebel believer in authority" MacDiarmid defined them, "let art flourish-- and the world pass away" says fascism, Benjamin: All efforts to aestheticize politics culminate in one point. That one point is war, for lebensraum, blood and soil, Morandi in his garden at via Fondazza, stuffing silk roses into a vase to paint, his spazio vitale composed of ordinary objects made artifice, arranged in relation to repetition monotony, dusty tones, textures, time's trace which has in it the secret of an innate rhythm, Hölderlin's conception of poetry, words reborn Kahnweiler has left us an epitaph of Gris as moving as a sunset over the warm sea cliffs overlooking Pacific, dark shades of kelp, swells repeating themselves into foam, clouds giving sun form, diffracted rays, nature's daily rapture hovering over the water-mirage, enormous pages turning in a lifelong sunset the fragrant portals of what was before the war, "because there was a certain ease about life, which bred a spirit of generosity and made it possible for young artists to get credit from http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Common Knowledge Duke University Press

5 FOR GRIS, 5 FOR MORANDI

Common Knowledge , Volume 20 (2) – Mar 20, 2014

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20:2 DOI 10.1215/0961754X-2422962 © 2014 by Jeffrey Yang bundle of birch rods bound to an ax-head, lictors lifted as guardians of magistrates, to flog or decapitate, "a rebel believer in authority" MacDiarmid defined them, "let art flourish-- and the world pass away" says fascism, Benjamin: All efforts to aestheticize politics culminate in one point. That one point is war, for lebensraum, blood and soil, Morandi in his garden at via Fondazza, stuffing silk roses into a vase to paint, his spazio vitale composed of ordinary objects made artifice, arranged in relation to repetition monotony, dusty tones, textures, time's trace which has in it the secret of an innate rhythm, Hölderlin's conception of poetry, words reborn Kahnweiler has left us an epitaph of Gris as moving as a sunset over the warm sea cliffs overlooking Pacific, dark shades of kelp, swells repeating themselves into foam, clouds giving sun form, diffracted rays, nature's daily rapture hovering over the water-mirage, enormous pages turning in a lifelong sunset the fragrant portals of what was before the war, "because there was a certain ease about life, which bred a spirit of generosity and made it possible for young artists to get credit from

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Common KnowledgeDuke University Press

Published: Mar 20, 2014

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