Imagining The Great War, Part Three

The End of the World: Ludwig Meidner and the Apocalyptic Paintings The avant-garde arrived late in Germany. Not only was modern art late, it also landed in the cities of Germany unchronologically, in bits and pieces, entirely lacking sequence, reft of developmental...

Imagining The Great War, Part Two

The Coming Apocalypse: Ludwig Meidner and the Poets In the winter of 1912, the German poet Georg Heym fell through a hole in the ice and drowned. The strange death of the twenty-four year of poet was surrounded by an odd mixture of conjecture and fact. It was thought...

Imagining The Great War, Part One

The Coming Apocalypse: Kandinsky and Marc Never such innocence, Never before or since, As changed itself to past Without a word — the men Leaving the gardens tidy, The thousands of marriages Lasting a little while longer: Never such innocence again.            ...

Photography as Art/Art as Photography

From Photo-Secession to 291 There is an old question, what came first, the chicken or the egg? For the history of photography, the question can be re-written: what come first Camera Work, the journalistic organ for the Photo-Secession or Photo-Secession itself? The...

Pictorialism in America

Photo-Secession as Pictorialism Part One At the turn of the century, as the nineteenth century waned, it was quite possible to speak of a “beautiful photograph” or,  more precisely, of a photograph of something “beautiful.” But that photograph...
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