Long live the cult of ugliness?
From this document comes the famous dictum “Art no longer cares to serve the state and religion.”
In 1967 Polish artist Roman Cieslewicz designed a poster with the words “Che Si" (translation: ‘Yes Che’) emblazoned over the "Guerrillero Heroico's" face as eyes and nose. This was later featured on the October 1967 cover of the French art magazine Opus International.
By Goya of course. Click the link for the story.
The excesses of the French Revolution are best illustrated by two visuals.
A summary of the ferociousness of the excesses is perhaps the dictum “May the last king be strangled in the bowels of the last priest.”
Notable episodes in the history of the excesses of the French Revolution are the September Massacres, the guillotine executions, the Reign of Terror, the dechristianization, the drownings at Nantes and Republican marriages, the Death of Marat, the beheading of Louis XVI, the War in the Vendée and the death of Princess of Lamballe.
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Jan Švankmajer ‘s interpretation of Horace Walpole’s nightmare
Some have seen in Horace Walpole’s nightmare of a gigantic hand in armour — which would lead to the writing of The Castle of Otranto in 1764 — a possible starting point of Romanticism.