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 PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:15 am Reply with quote  
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This isn't just going to be me ranting. I hope that people will post in this thread about Fine Art the same way that they do in our threads about movies and books.

I was talking about Marxism and Art*, the subject I discussed earlier here, and I got into a joking banter with a friend.

I said, "The blood splatter of the working class creates wonderful abstract expressionist patterns, but they are too busy operating the machinery to notice."

He said, "The CIA invented abstract expressionism to undermine our comrades!"

That reminded me that I had forgotten, that's actually TRUE!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/modern-art-was-cia-weapon-1578808.html

The CIA funded Rothko, Jackson Pollock and others and sponsored gallery exhibitions throughout Europe for modern art. They said it was to showcase American freedom and imagination and enrich our culture. But why was it secret and why that style? I think it was in fact to undermine the Soviets and the Marxist ideas.

Another interesting, but perhaps more well known story of art and politics mixing was during Nazi Germany. The Nazis hated modern art and thought it was somehow against their ideology. In order to "enlighten" the people, they put on a showcase of modern art called "Degenerate art" that featured the art with descriptions about how stupid it was. They toured it all around the country, and it's actually really ironic and hilarious if you think about it. In order to protest against modern art they showed it to everyone, including tons of people who would have never seen it otherwise. Of course what happened after that is no joke as they destroyed the art or sold it off, and continued to steal art from people, mainly from Jews that they had imprisoned. Many of those people, survivors or their families, never recovered the artworks or received compensation for all the sales made afterwards. Many museums in America and Europe have the paintings that they bought in good faith from dealers who didn't know they were stolen and don't really have any legal requirements to give them up.
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 PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:21 am Reply with quote  
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* in case anyone cares to read what I had to say about creative expression, as mentioned previously

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