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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 2, February 1956 - File 016. 1956-02. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 14, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/909/show/855.

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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.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript ^ This piece of sculpture was done by Jacques Lipchitz, and is featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The character with the curious bulges is Prometheus. erected the cross, the soldiers who rent the garments, and the crowds who jeered and mocked were all portrayed in unsparing horror. Hut the Forces which put these executioners into movement, the instigators of mankind's most notorious execution of a radical thinker, nowhere were these forces shown. Can you believe it? Jesus Christ, not the hope and Saviour of all mankind, but merely a "radical thinker." This is hate art. The purveyors of it have their vile works exhibited in museums and private galleries throughout the country. They arc praised, financially supported, and defended by the very elass that they plot to destroy. The Daily Worker of April 10, L955, carried an article on the Jack Levine show exhibited in the Whitney Museum of Art in New York. The following excerpts are significant: lie paints dead souls in living bodies with devastating power and insight. He paints men and women who would stifle humanity, starve mankind, brutalize the world for their own parasitic, selfish, greedy ends. He divests these people of their outer garments ol wealth, position, and respectability and exposes the sham that covers the leering evil, the greed, the corrosion of upper-class immorality and self-indulgence. . . . His technique in depicting death in life, evil in human form is close to per- feetion. . . . The painting, "The Trial," has deep political significance today as witchhunts and hysteria have made a mockery of courtroom justice. . . Throughout the exhibition it is clear what lack Levine hates. II himself, "Those I love I simply -- out. A painter should do what he * best." He has created unforgettable expressive of corruption that grows decays, of hypocritical souls v* ~ power today. Pope Pius XII summed up tr situation recently when he spoke exhibition of the works of Fra ico, famed 15th Century Flore] painter of saints and angels. His ness extolled the work of Fra Angj who had painted an ideal wo: angel-like men, and then said: It the artistic expression turns i^ to a false, empty, and unclean s which deforms the designs of the ator, if instead of elevating the and heart to noble sentiments it : Incite the more vulgar passions, it find acclaim or acceptance by even if only because of novelty, ^ is not always of merit. Hut such art would degrade J denying its own principal and eS^J aspect, and would be neithei nor perpetual as is the spirit of n1*8] which it is addressed. A few vears ago, Colonel Wjj R. Kintner wrote a book entitle^Tr^ Front Is Everywhere. He de Gen« Boon ii In the interest of allowing space for the presentation of any opposing viewpoints regarding modern art, Facts Forum News wrote Mr. Jerry Bywaters, Director of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, a letter which read in part as follows: "If you would like to write an article expressing a different viewpoint regarding the modern art which Miss Pels criticizes, we would be most happy to commission the writing of such an article, to appear in either the same issue or the following March issue of our magazine. It you have not read the article in question, we will be glad to send you a reprint of it." We quote from his reply: REBUTTALS INVITED "It is most tempting to suggest some alternates to the article's opinions. . . "However, the article is preoccupied with various attacks on modern art. Since the institution which I serve as director is interested in all kinds of 'good* art i whether traditional or 'modern ) we see no point m taking sides against ourselves. "Tlie article directs many accusations at tlie Museum oi Modem Art and its director. Perhaps you should give that institution and others devoted exclusively to modern art, such as the Guggenheim Museum, an opportunity to reply, I further suggest that Mm request the editors of the Arts or the Art Sews to reply to I Miss Pel's] article, that is if you are sincerely interested in printing a rebuttal. ed beyond cavil that secret Co™ -«- n nists and their sympathizers |VUtnin( midst are waging total war agajs4ross-s every hour of the day and niOTpoint. every level and stratum of our s jaecept — religious, cultural, political, .expe.-j, nomic, social, moral, and intell^jwould This constant corrosive attack S^manag destroy our religion, our hort>* interes our national unity, our histoO'goes ( traditions, our very will to resBJtoewsp, live. In this titanic struggle '^"'pern world, no sector of human thou8»nd of activity is overlooked by the "rj^rge. of Moscow. So, remember th&\. The in the museums, "Art is a weancountr the class struggle." eis ;in< /i^sumen This article first appeared in J955, issue of The American Le^ J, . ,ur mily "' sp collect Bon. | > Pa\ "A comment I have regarding ?, 'x (> article's reference to this institute0. jMH' fai the cut line under a painting by "irS,,ir3r pl'Ui that this painting was loaned to M'lini by the National Academy of , -^jfbli.sine of New York, a most patriotic and ^S(1u . servative institution, after ''^'"^fwBif, ceived a third-prize in an imp0 *u nt t natinual exhibit at the Metropolitan ^JFeSSe< scum of Art in New York, anotl nent American institution. This tinent information is not given t0iJ-li)i<||U reader, and 1 request that i! be iiu'lll( fo.j i If rebuttals are forthcoming b1"11^ *,- ' sources suggested by Mr. Bvwaters. oil; will be considered for publication,,^ pUnd near future issue of Facts Forum ^ ACTS Page 14 Facts Font m N'rws. Tebrw'"f'\
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