Tag Archives: Volume 35 no 3 January – February 2021

Otto Dix: Objective Painter or Accidental Prophet?

Darius Magada-Ward Few artists have captured the sheer violence, absurdity, and chaos of the phenomenon of war better than Otto Dix in Der Krieg (1924), his series of etchings visualizing his experience of World War I. This series is unique in terms of just how alien and unrecognizable both the earth and humanity become on the battleground. In his etchings, …

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Volume 35 no 3 January – February 2021

Otto Dix: Objective Painter or accidental prophet? Darius Magada-Ward Death is Black and White Anthony Viney Don Kimes interviewed by Barbara rose Barbara Rose The marvel-ous future of cinema Scott Winfield Sublett The virtual outdoors Pendery Weekes Four epidemics Frances Oliver Letters Editorial Pendery Weekes, Cornwall Speakeasy Daniel Nanavati: “The Eye That is Not an Eye” Poem Josephine Gardiner: “Treecreeper” …

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The Virtual Outdoors

Pendery Weekes Just as depicted in the virtual life platform Second Life (https://secondlife.com/), launched in 2003 and still going strong, today we too are living our own second lives online, doing just about everything imaginable in front of our screens. In Second Life people can “discover incredible experiences, fascinating people, and vibrant communities in this vast virtual world”. Second lifers …

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Four Epidemics

Frances Oliver There have been several epidemics in my lifetime – among them SARS, Ebola, AIDS, Swine Flu, Bird Flu – but here I will mention only those that, though they did not make me ill, in one respect or another changed my life. The first was polio. When I was a child there was as yet no vaccine and …

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“Invitadas – Invited”, Miss-steps Taken in Vindication of Women Artists

Susana Gómez Laín After having my temperature tested, my hands washed in hydro-alcohol and my mask well adjusted I entered, full of joy and hope after a series of lockdowns. The exhibition “Invitadas” (invited) at the Prado Museum is an event procrastinated and yearned for, wrongly expected to be of a radical feminism. It not only showcases the works of …

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The Etruscans

Loretta Pettinato Spring 2020 was an abnormal and far from ideal season. Certain spectral atmospheres resembled Hieronymus Bosch’s paintings, while also being comparable to the pandemics that disrupted societies in the past, such as the 17th-century Black Plague described by Alessandro Manzoni in I Promessi Sposi. We have been isolated, forced to interrupt physical contact, gripped by boredom and, at …

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