Quote Originally Posted by bjorke
I think you have it sideways...

Blah, blah, blah. If Grozs could see it so obviously in 1925, it's a tragedy that so few self-righteous art students can manage it in 2004. I also have to wonder when I see lengthy monologues against pretense.
Not the easiest "read" I've encountered recently.

The way I understand it, George Grosz and Weiland Herzefeld were bemoaning the "danger to art" caused by the strict limits being imposed on art by politics and commecialism. As I see it - this is a call for re-introducing FREEDOM into art - translation: "Do your own thing - and save art."

BTW - I am am marginally familiar with some of Gerge Grosz' work. A little tough to take ... and difficlt to avoid the "pornography" label.

In roaming thriugh the "links" from the parent website, here, I came across a reinforcement of something I've been saying ... an alternative view to those who say that every work of art (read: photograph) *MUST* carry a clear "message" or it is a "failure":

"A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain, you end up boring people"

- Edgar Degas