Punch, or the London Charivari

Vol. 146, February 11, 1914

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,955 / 46 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.1
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 312
Added to site: 2007.09.12
mnybks.net#: 18192
Genre: Periodical
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ESZY TURGIDOFF (the brilliant young Slav whose canvas has recently been acquired by the Royal Geological Museum) all true artists have striven to adumbrate the eternal conflict between the morbid pathology of Realism and the poignant simplicity of Nihilism. In other and shorter words, chaos must ever be on the side of the angels. But, until the advent of the new Truth, the whole mission of art had trickled into a very delta of arid sentiment. The critic could walk all the galleries of Europe and find nothing to lighten his melancholy until he entered one of those caverns of earliest man and stood in ecstatic reverence before the incomparable masterpieces wherein the first of the Futurists created (with perfect parsimony of a sharpened flint) Man, not as he is to his own dull eye, but Man as he is to the inner retina of the universe. Man, the simple triangle on two stilts, the creature on one plane and of one dimension, an outline without entity, a nothingness staring, faceless, at the nothingness which baffle

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