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Dvořák on the revolutionary temporalities of art

Gerát , Ivan (2021) Dvořák on the revolutionary temporalities of art. Journal of Art Historiography (25). ISSN 2042-4752

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This text discusses the relations between temporality and art in some elucidative texts written by Max Dvořák (1874–1921) in the last years of his short life. Dvořák did not hesitate to see medieval (or older) art as art but he explicitly talked about a change in the understanding of art, or a new concept of art. He described the radical multi-level changes of this concept as ‘an imaginative revolution’, which started a departure from ‘a period of decadence’. However, a closer look at the meanings of ‘revolution’ in several early twentieth century thinkers’ texts and actions (for example these by Lenin, Trotsky and Freud) reveals substantial temporal differences in the way it was understood.

Type of Work:Article
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies
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Date:December 2021
Keywords:art, temporality, revolution, religion, idolatry
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
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