Rebirth and the Eternal Return in Modern and Contemporary Catalan Art and Identity
A History of Cultural Rebirth after Destruction in Catalonia
2.1. Modern and Contemporary Art: Birth, Rebirth and Renewal in Catalonia
2.1.1. Salvador Dalí (1904–1989)
2.1.2. Joan Miró (1893–1983)
2.1.3. Mari Chordà (b. 1942)
2.1.4. Xicu Cabanyes (b. 1946)
2.1.5. Eugènia Balcells (b. 1942)
2.2. Cultural Identity and the Theme of Birth in Catalan Art
“I had a growing desire to feel myself in contact with a ‘new flesh,’ with a new country, that had not yet been touched by the decomposition of Post-War Europe. America!”.
2.3. Rebirth and the Myth of the Eternal Return in Philosophy and the History of Religion
“My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it—all idealism is mendaciousness in the face of what is necessary—but love it”.
“All Sisyphus’ silent joy is contained therein. His fate belongs to him. His rock is his thing. Likewise, the absurd man, when he contemplates his torment, silences all the idols. In the universe suddenly restored to its silence, the myriad wondering little voices of the earth rise up”.
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