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fjones wrote

It's been a while since I talked about this:

  • In 1871 the Federation of Artists was formed in the Paris Commune - Both Manet and Courbet were members;

  • Egon Schiele & Gustav Klimt, their tender relationship together, their paintings;

  • Jean Tinguely's self-destructing sculpture at the MOMA;

  • Duchamp's "Large Glass"; Schwitters escaping the Nazi's to England, his Merz paintings and Merzbau; Kathe Kollwitz's figures;

  • Jean Dubuffet; - everything; esp. the book "Asphixiating Culture"

  • Picasso's Guernica; Miro's abstracts; Luis Bunuel, Jean Vigo, Jean Renoir (films)

  • Raushenberg's combines, Joseph Cornell's boxes;

  • Lee Krasner's abstracts; Dorothea Tanning's surrealism,

  • In 1967 0r '68, Godard started making the Dziga Vertov group films (anti-capitalist and horizontalist);

  • The German film-maker Fassbinder wrote 2 good books on Anarchy and made a good film about his film-making collective (Beware a Holy Whore); another about rascism in 1970's Germany (Ali: Fear eats the Soul) and about the desire for a strong leader among the German people and Baader Meinhof (Germany in Autumn);

  • Cassavettes' films are out of this world(w/Gena Rowlands); I also like Shirley Clarke's artsy films; Germaine Dulac' Surrealist Woman Filmmaker (Seashell and Clergyman w/ Artaud);

  • Artaud's Theatre work and cigarette drawings;

  • Louise Nevelson's Black Sculptures; The Surrealist Women, esp. Frida Kahlo, Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo;

  • The Chicago Surrealists, esp. Penelope Rosemont, whom I believe is anarchist (IWW Member);

  • Anyway, I know more anarchist authors and musicians beginning with Mary Shelley. (and her dad).