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A Modernist Manifesto

By jason - up to 2007 (archived) • Nov 6th, 2007 • Category: Loose Ends, News for Creatives (archives)

Ann Landi reports for Art News: 

“Meyer Schapiro (1904–96) was revered for his extraordinary scholarship and inspired teaching. A pioneering art historian in the field of medieval studies, he was also passionate about the great modern masters and was a champion of the artists of his own time. His lectures at Columbia University and the New School in New York attracted overflow crowds and were remembered long afterward. “Sometimes he was so brilliant that he seemed almost insane to me; he seemed to see more than there actually was—he heard voices,” the late critic Anatole Broyard recalled in his 1993 memoir, Kafka Was the Rage. “His knowledge was so impressive as to appear occult.”

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