By Ale Erjavec
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Thematically introducing in poetry aspects of everyday life that before had no place there— extreme poverty, subjects dying, carcasses, and so on—Baudelaire further praised Goya’s portrayal of ugly, monstrous figures, because of their imaginative power. 18 Yet with Baudelaire the realm of the inaesthetic was further enlarged to include not only all given aspects of life outside art, but also all potential products of the imagination artists and writers could censor while producing art. Schlegel’s contemporaries Novalis and Tieck, with their glorification of the unconscious and the dreamlike, had ventured there before.
7 The view that Italian culture lacked a present-Â�day identity was widely held, so it made sense for the futurists to propose to change this situation from within art as part of a broad social and cultural movement for reform. It was not until 1902 that contemporary literature and art became a topic in Italian newspapers, and by consequence gained wide circulation in political culture. 8 Futurists opposed the liberal humanist or “lay pope” Croce in their publications because he mainly contemplated the greatness of Italy’s cultural past and disseminated German idealist views— “Against .
65 As a result futurism was left some (though very little) agency to further develop its own art-Â�cum-Â�politics. Tragically, too, in the “theater of war” many futurists met with death. It was only in the final year of the war, on February 11, 1918, that futurism’s artistic-Â�political project reemerged with an unexpected twist. L’Italia Futurista, a bimonthly journal launched with the aim of propagating futurist work (by women)66 among the soldiers, and in the editorial of no. 1 (June 1, 1916) announced the “first dynamic Italian newspaper [giornale],” became the discursive birthplace of the fpp.
Aesthetic Revolutions and Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde Movements by Ale Erjavec