Gérard de Lacaze-Duthiers

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Gérard de Lacaze-Duthiers (26 January 1876 - 3 May 1958) was a French writer, art critic, pacifist and anarchist.

Lacaze-Duthiers, an art critic for the Symbolist review journal La Plume, was influenced by Oscar Wilde, Nietzsche and Max Stirner. His (1906) L'Ideal Humain de l'Art helped found the 'Artistocracy' movement - a movement advocating life in the service of art.[1] His ideal was an anti-elitist aestheticism: "All men should be artists".[2] Together with André Colomer and Manuel Devaldes, he founded L'Action d'Art, an anarchist literary journal, in 1913.[3]

He was a contributor to the Anarchist Encyclopedia. After World War II he contributed to the journal L'Unique.[4]

Works[edit]

  • L'Ideal Humain de l'Art, 1905.
  • Le Découverte de la Vie, 1906.
  • Guy de Maupassant: son œuvre: portrait et autographe: document pour l'histoire de la littérature française, 1926
  • Manuels et intellectuels, 1932
  • Visages de ce temps: visages de mensonge, visages de haine, visages de fous, 1950
  • C'était en 1900: souvenirs et impressions (1895-1905), 1957

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph W. Peterson, Gérard de Lacaze-Duthiersm Charles Peguy, and Edward Carpenter: an examination of neo-Romantic radicalism before the Great War, MA thesis, Clemson University, 2010, pp.8, 15-30
  2. ^ Lacaze-Duthiers, L'Ideal Humain de l'Art, pp.57-8.
  3. ^ Richard David Sonn (2010). Sex, Violence, and the Avant-Garde: Anarchism in Interwar France. Penn State Press. p. 199. ISBN 978-0-271-03663-2. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  4. ^ L'Unique (1945-1956)