Some modern artists sought new freedoms and began to seek alternatives to the murder and destruction of never-ending imperialist wars and many revisited the narrative of a garden paradise. Democratic republics were common place in Europe between the wars and many modern artists were democracy advocates. Some were attracted to socialist totalitarianism of the left and right or what I like to call the kings sock puppets, since the methods and objectives of socialism are identical to that of a monarchs or a central bankers for that matter. All those uniforms and all that marching are a dead give away.
Adam and Eve
A game of strategy through the looking glass Alice.
Duchamp in the garden with love.
Through the Looking Glass
Naked Paradise again.
Socialist straw man or Golem unable to think for himself.
“Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death”
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Other moderns explored the Golem/Robot theme and the need that some feel to control others.
Perhaps foreshadowing the M.K. Ultra program,
or U. Of Calgary’s program to grow neurons on chips.
Notice the five pointed star of the Golem.
What ever else modernism was it proved able to address and communicate the genuine concerns of real human beings living real (non virtual/non synthetic) lives on a dirt and sunshine planet in a manner we can still derive meaning from today.