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The Theme of the Eternal Feminine in Symbolist Art
Bychkov Victor

Doctor of Philosophy

Chief Scientific Associate at Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences

109240, Russia, g. Moscow, ul. Goncharnaya, 12, str. 1, Institut filosofii RAN

vbychkov48@yandex.ru
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Abstract.

The research focuses on the analysis of symbolist painting to identify its aesthetic features that can be expressed by the metaphorical concept of "the spirit of symbolism". The task is set based on the analysis of the most characteristic for the symbolism of specific works of art to approach the verbal description of this concept, its introduction into the scientific tools of aesthetic analysis of art. By studying the artistic and aesthetic means of expression in the works of Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Puvis de Chavannes, Borisov-Musatov, Segantini revealed a set of characteristics that can describe the spirit of symbolism in a certain approximation. The comparative method based on art criticism, philosophical and aesthetic approaches to specific paintings is used as a methodological setting. In this study, mainly the theme of expression in painting the symbolist understanding of the myths of the Eternal Feminine is taken out of the main thematic lines of the art of symbolism. This analysis is innovative, first used in domestic and foreign science. The plasticity of images, the refined linear rhythms, a lighter color, the statuesque quality of the figures, self-absorption and supernaturality of images, melancholic sadness, emphatically perfect and as if detached from the earthly world the beauty of female characters, far from the sensual materiality, etc. refer to the specific characteristics of the symbolist expression of this thematic line. In painting, all this leads symbolists and artists of their circle to the here and now phenomenon of the quantum of metaphysical reality, which can be defined as the "spirit of symbolism".

Keywords: Rossetti, colour, composition, form, aesthetics, image, symbol, painting, Segantini, Burne-Jones

DOI:

10.7256/2454-0625.2019.2.28895

Article was received:

07-02-2019


Review date:

07-02-2019


Publish date:

25-02-2019


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