Friday, 16 August 2013

Perpetual Indecision

"The unity of life and art that aesthetic culture aimed at, instead of lifting life to the sublime, transcendent realm of art by giving form to its contingencies and necessity to its trivialities, actually imbued art with its own dilettante hedonism. In sum, aesthetic culture pulled art down to its own level, the petty, ramshackle realm of perpetual indecision."
Georg Luk√°cs, Aesthetic Culture, 1910

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From left to right: Emil Hesse Burri, Walter Benjamin, Bertolt Brecht, Wilhelm Speyer and Marie Speyer - Le Lavandou - 1931

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