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Avoiding the Burden of Hypocrisy in Art

"The mystery of ancient idols and remote fetishes arouses their romantic longing to flee from a civilization that seems to be tainted by commercialism. The primitive may be savage

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"The mystery of ancient idols and remote fetishes arouses their romantic longing to flee from a civilization that seems to be tainted by commercialism. The primitive may be savage and cruel, but at least he seems to lack the burden of hypocrisy." E.H. Gombrich

Think of Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) or Paul Gauguin (1848-1903).

Arab Cavalry Practising a Charge, 1832

Te Rerioa (Day-Dreaming), 1897

Daniel Sanderson

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