Russian Symbolism in Search of Transcendental Liquescence

Publisher: Lexington Books Release date: 2019-06-15

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The book examines Russian symbolist texts and turns the focus from their traditional historic-cultural interpretations to analyze the symbolist cognitive aestheticsaesthetics that govern links between poetry, art, and cinema and the sensory-emotional imagery they evoke. This aesthetics inextricably map mystical transcendence to a spiritual worlda realibus ad realiorathrough fluid transmutation. Anastasia Kostetskaya presents an innovative cross-disciplinary analysis of iconicitya relationship of resemblance between the artistic form and its meaning, the possibilities of which symbolist artists explored to create sublime emotional experiences for the reader or viewer. She challenges the strictly dualistic and hierarchical terms of traditional symbolist concepts. This study demonstrates that this counterdualistic tendency cognitively extends from liquescencea perception of fluid continuity between people and water. This analysis of interconnected symbolist media shows how symbolists rely on blending in their attempts to engender emotional flux through the pliable form. Fusing cognitivist and historic-cultural approaches in fluidly connected art modes, this book represents chronological, conceptual, and aesthetic continuity from poetry by Konstantin Balmont (18671942), paintings by Viktor Borisov-Musatov (18701905), and cinematography by Evgenii Bauer (18651917).

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Genre: Former Soviet Union, USSR (Europe)

Collection: Lexington Books

Type: EPub

Pages: 198

ISBN: 9781498591836

Additional Information

Genre: Former Soviet Union, USSR (Europe)

Collection: Lexington Books

Type: EPub

Pages: 198

ISBN: 9781498591836

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