Edvard Munch. Woodcuts. Woman’s Head Against the Shore, Melancholy II, Evening Melancholy II, Woman on the Shore II, Encounter in Space, Woman on the Shore I, Two Human Beings The Lonely Ones, Manbathing, The Girls on the Bridge, Towards the Forest II (top to bottom). 1890s-1920.
I call myself a Marxist for two reasons. The first is that he remains my principal inspiration and guide in my on-going efforts to understand the world in which I live. The second is that it irritates people.
Philosopher Robert Paul Wolff identifies the two great pleasures of being a Marxist academic (via mansplainedmarxist)
“I saw all people behind their masks – smiling, phlegmatic – calm faces – I saw through them and there was suffering – in all of them – pale corpses – who restlessly hurry – rush hither and thither – along a torturous path whose – end was the grave." (Edvard Munch)