[ by Charles Cameron — a delectable DoubleQuote featuring art movements and troop movements in parallel, wedge-wise ]
Here’s a terrific DoubleQuote:
Avant-garde: advanced force tasked w/ engaging the enemy, binding him, & ensuring liberty of action for the main army pic.twitter.com/p9aJIpHwdz
— Antoine Bousquet (@AJBousquet) June 22, 2015
It’s so neat because it lies at the intersection of the military and the artistic, a diagrammatic / graphic use of metaphor.
The DoubleQuote in question was followed in mmy Twitter stream with this exchange:
Notable that the metaphor of the avant-garde/vanguard force gets taken up both by modern artist and modern revolutionary organizations.
— Dan Trombly (@stcolumbia) June 22, 2015
@stcolumbia interestingly enough, though, the notion of an advance guard has all but disappeared from Western military writings
— Adam Elkus (@Aelkus) June 22, 2015
The two images in the DoubleQuote are, to the best of my knowledge, the works respectively of:
Marinetti, Sintesi futurista della guerra:
Lissitzky, Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge:>/li> From the mouth of Wiki:
Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge is a 1919 lithographic Soviet propaganda poster by artist Lazar Markovich Lissitzky better known as El Lissitzky, “the man through whose exertions the new Russian ideas became generally understood in Western Europe”. In the poster, the intrusive red wedge symbolises the bolsheviks, who are penetrating and defeating their opponents, the White movement, during the Russian Civil War. It is an example of Constructivism.