1910 probes the recurrent topics and obsessions within the paintings of intellectuals as different as Egon Schiele, Georg Trakl, Vasily Kandinsky, Georg Lukàcs, Georg Simmel, Dino Campana, and Arnold Schoenberg. including Michelstaedter, who devoted suicide in 1910 on the age of 23, those thinkers shared the fundamental issues of expressionism: a feeling of irresolvable clash in human life, the philosophical prestige of loss of life, and a quest for the character of human subjectivity. Expressionism, Harrison argues provocatively, used to be a final, determined try via the intelligentsia to guard the most venerable assumptions of eu tradition. This ideological desperation, he claims, was once greater than a religious prelude to global struggle I: it used to be an unheeded, prophetic critique.
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