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Motherwell Revisited

January 5, 2016
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Motherwell Revisited

“Without ethical consciousness the audience is only sensual, one of aesthetes… without ethical consciousness, the painter is only a decorator,” declared Robert Motherwell, the creator of the monumental series “Elegy to the Spanish Republic”, which was recently on display at the Dominique Levy Gallery in NYC, where it ran from November 2015 through January...
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Guernica as Aesthetic Realism

September 24, 2012
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Guernica as Aesthetic Realism

Dorothy Koppelman reads Picasso’s masterpiece through the lens of Aesthetic Realism, a movement founded by Eli Siegel on the idea that humanity should engage with the world through aesthetics: Here, in Pablo Picasso’s angry yet monumental memorial to Guernica, sudden and wanton killing is presented in flat, clearly outlined, yet agonizingly cut off shapes....
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The future of ALBA: The Brigade’s legacy and yours

March 9, 2012
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The future of ALBA: The Brigade’s legacy and yours

Planning for your will and your legacy? The Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade established their legacy with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives. Now you can continue their “good fight” by establishing a legacy gift to ALBA in your will. As a non-profit educational organization, 501(c)(3), ALBA can accept legacy gifts in any amount,...
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Recovering Voices of Unsung Heroes: Documenting Volunteers’ Lives

August 31, 2010
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Recovering Voices of Unsung Heroes: Documenting Volunteers’ Lives

“My great aunt told me that she was married as a young girl but because she and her husband were both employed by the Writer’s Project they had to keep their union a secret. When her husband went to Spain he had to leave without telling her. She gave me her wedding band which...
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Two Poems

June 1, 2010
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Tomorrow evening I’ll join with / many others for a meeting of the / Revolutionary Poets Brigade. / The Brigade exists because you / fought in Spain, Nate Thornton.
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Voluntarios Argentinos en la Brigada XV Abraham Lincoln

June 1, 2010
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Voluntarios Argentinos en la Brigada XV Abraham Lincoln

El tema de la Guerra Civil Española en Argentina siempre ha sido una cuestión llamativa, y sigue permaneciendo en la memoria colectiva como uno de los acontecimientos populares y solidarios más importantes de nuestro país. Pero para la mayoría de los casos sólo se recuerda la solidaridad desde lo humanitario, y la ayuda material....
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John Murra’s War in Spain & France

June 1, 2010
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John Murra’s War in Spain & France

John Murra (1916-2006) claimed he made up his mind to go to Spain in 20 minutes. “A recruiter asked me to go, I’d never been to Spain. It was a place I was interested in.” In February 1937, Murra put his plans to do graduate work in sociology on hold and set...
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