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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 2, February 1956 - File 013. 1956-02. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 4, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/909/show/852.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 2, February 1956
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. V, No. 2, February 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date February 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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Transcript _ Filippo T. Marinetti, founder of the Futurists. He was a friend of Mussolini, and was proclaimed the cultural h'adcr of the Italian Fascists after their seizure of power. Marinetti proclaimed: "Man has no more significance than a stone." Vassily Kandinskv, leader of the Expressionists. Kandinskv', who was born in Russia, studied painting in permany. He was a mediocre painter nntil he discovered "expressionism." ! I his theory of painting was that Painting in a trance would produce visions of the unconscious on the canvas. This was supposed to produce a like state of trance on the part of the spectator. The followers of Kandinskv lin (.einianv were known as the Blue Knights. In 1914 he returned to Rus- JULIA Pfc^s'''- "<' was a friend of Trotsky, and after the revolution he and his pals sought to dominate the Russian art , porld. For a while they succeeded, 'hey created their own workshops and art organizations. Kandinskv became the director of the Museum of tectorial Culture in Moscow. He helped establish museums throughout Russia. But his triumph was shortlived. ■1 dressed in n A \ smarter and far greater Commu- V. I. ARTFULNESS OF LENIN oKiiniinion, t loud voice. u lada exhibit'*UISt. V. 1. Lenin, was watching the f blood-red fl« Oewly developing Bolshevik art move- rm clock a l<r*l(,|lt- Master ol revolutionary tech- carved i" J"fqifs himself, Lenin saw in the art invited to t^c" K-andinsky and his associates just argc block of«"""'« way of subverting the masses nession crea'Jl IO"K» distortion and neuroticism. was to coiiviif', "' Russian masses which Lenin had ,1 he too li.i(7"OS('" to conquer for socialism, had , 0f the visi'V '"' ",l(l- lla'd. reality - neuroti- sense of oUl£,M11 '"l(1 decadent distortions were 1 the txe a"d* .'"•"I'le outside of Russia whom • - -cnin hoped to soften up and demor- the police MfX!°L}ater ^nq«est.. Kandinskv nt that tlieC:.r!,te&P' 1 1 wn the whom ice ***■, 1 ." i w *-umjurai. jvaiiuiiiskv • elated - thC"s klcl«;<l out of Russia by Lenin in the T ' ;"ul the Expressionist leader re- teof coinpl^ie";;:'' '" G™y. A lew years later '< "as brought to the United States ere not alone £ Catherine Dreier, an aging but m ,,1,1 LMP' ^'"Rcr from Brooklyn. „. of 1936 tlr*,:mim^Y, former cultural commissi ?tioninliVL0,Sh^kR,,^Mtov8ttOT novelist, |.% 'me VICG •"''Si'1™' Of the So ur a London I l.,,„l for violeoB The) are »"J :, a gli>VJt»ft> i) soon blot ■ i liiini.iiiitv I""" h.^^h , Is written J I Part and A bring on W ollowing ii>' '* oiuidei ol tl' stablishtlit'0 M Khineland. f*ns Forum News, February. 1956 By Bernard Rosenthal. To quote from this article: "What more subtle way could be devised to destroy children's faith in religion than to show Christ on the cross as a gigantic insect? Nothing is more despicable in 'modern art' than the vulgarity and ugly distortion in religious themes." ciete Anonyme in New York two years later. This was an international asso- eiation set up in 1920 by the same Kathcrine Dreier for the promotion of the study of "progressive art" in America. There is no reason to believe that Kandinskv, who had failed to establish his revolutionary art form in Russia, had abandoned his ideas or plans when he got to this country. In a speech entitled "Modern Art Shackled to Communism," Congressman Dondero of Michigan said: (Left) Joseph Hirsch painting occupied a place of honor in the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Mr. Hirsch's record of Communist-front affiliations did not interfere with the government commissions he received. The Societe" Anonyme according to the American Art Annual was first organized as the Museum of Modern Art. The Museum of Modern Art founded in L920, officered in 1923 and for \tins thereafter by Kandinskv, Russian Commissar oi the "Isms" becomes crys- talized in 1929 as the present Museum of Modern Art. As an enduring link between the two, Alfred II. Barr, Jr., member of the Hoard ol Directors of Societe Anonyme, is the Director of the present Museum of Modern Art. The way was open for the vims of the foreign-spawned "Isms" to be injected into the bloodstream of American culture, and it was. Hooks written by or about the leaders of "social protest" in the art world were published or sold by the Museum of Modem Art. The art critics of liberal and radical magazines praised to the skies the daubs and monstrosities of the "new school" artists. They employed a gibberish even more incomprehensible than the alleged "paintings" they so lavishly praised. Even nunc fantastic were the prices asked for some of this abstract junk. Page 11 / ews, Febrtm
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