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Max Beckmann on teaching art

Max Beckmann, Self-Portrait with a Cigarette, 1923 This is from an interview with Dorothy Seckler in 1950, which was published in 1951. Beckmann died of a heart attacking walking toward Central Park on December 27, 1950. “Art cannot be taught,” … Continue reading

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Max Beckmann on Termites

Max Beckmann,¬†The Acrobat on the Trapeze, oil on canvas, 1940 From the lecture, “On My Painting”, given at London’s New Burlington Galleries, 1938: The greatest danger which threatens mankind is collectivism. Everywhere attempts are being made to lower the happiness … Continue reading

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Max Beckmann

Comment on Max Beckmann’s Falling Man by Steve: An exciting painting by Max Beckmann, an artist that I’ve been meaning to look more deeply into for years, but can’t seem to find a good book about him and his painting. … Continue reading

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