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Title :

Return to figuration : Wladislaw Strzeminski and the move from Idealism

Author :
LEVINGER, Esther ;
Publication year :
2001
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Contrary to the homogeneous flat canvases of Unism, in which Wladislaw Strzeminski attempted to surpass the incidents and vagaries of sensory perception, in the nature-inspired works he sought to represent a physiologically accurate vision. His purpose was to present humankind in the role of an active agent who formed the world and its concepts through observation and actual labor. An important contribution by Strzeminski to modern thought was therefore his introduction of the corporeal subject into the theory of art, a subject who perceived with the mechanics of his or her physiological eye. The return to figuration never signalled a distressing regression or a desperate act, but a fresh beginning and a mark of optimism: faith in the human capacity to change the world and faith in the transforming potential of human sight. ;
Pagination/Size :
20 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Figuration ; Idéalisme ; Illustration ; Modernisme ; Peinture ; Pologne ; Strzeminski, Wladyslaw, 1893-1952 ; Unisme ; Vue ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Figuration ; Idealism ; Illustration ; Modernism ; Painting ; Poland ; Sight ; Strzeminski, Wladyslaw, 1893-1952 ; Unism ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Art history, 2001, 24, 1, Feb
INIST identifier :
24954011 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0141-6790 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Routledge & Kegan, Henley-on-Thames
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;