1870s  

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Friedrich Nietzsche (c. 1875)
1872 photograph of the western face of the Greek Parthenon
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1872 photograph of the western face of the Greek Parthenon
As "Darwinism" became widely accepted in the 1870s, good-natured caricatures of him with an ape or monkey body symbolised evolution.
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As "Darwinism" became widely accepted in the 1870s, good-natured caricatures of him with an ape or monkey body symbolised evolution.

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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"To arrive at the unknown through the disordering of all the senses, that's the point." --Arthur Rimbaud

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Pierre Louÿs - Marcel Proust - Paul Valéry - Alfred Jarry - Arnold Schoenberg - Francis Picabia

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