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used in Avant-garde and Kitsch

5 uses
  • There is no longer any question of Picasso or icons.
  • The abstract technique — to accept Macdonald's supposition, which I am inclined to doubt — reminds him somewhat of the icons he has left behind him in the village, and he feels the attraction of the familiar.
  • But that weighs very little with the peasant, for he suddenly discovers values in Repin's picture that seem far superior to the values he has been accustomed to find in icon art; and the unfamiliar itself is one of the sources of those values: the values of the vividly recognizable, the miraculous and the sympathetic.
  • In Repin's picture the peasant recognizes and sees things in the way in which he recognizes and sees things outside of pictures — there is no discontinuity between art and life, no need to accept a convention and say to oneself, that icon represents Jesus because it intends to represent Jesus, even if it does not remind me very much of a man.
  • Picasso and the icons are so austere and barren in comparison.

There are no more uses of "icon" in Avant-garde and Kitsch.

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