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Journal

ARS

2006 | 39 | 1 | 91-107
Article title

ZMYSEL NEGÁCIE. NEFIGURATÍVNY VÝTVARNÝ PREJAV A AVANTGARDNÉ PRINCÍPY V TEÓRII OSKÁRA ČEPANA

Authors
Title variants
EN
Meaning of negation. Nonfigurative art and avant-garde principles in Oskár Čepan's art theory
Languages of publication
SK
Abstracts
EN
The subject of this study deals with the style, methodological foundations and motivations of Oskar Cepan's interpretations of the abstract works of art. The marginal position of his essays within the Slovak art criticism of the decade does not mean that they are historically unimportant or of lower quality. One must consider them within the officially-favored notion of art and cultural policy in communist Czechoslovakia, which did not support the theory and practice of abstract art. Furthermore, the monographical studies on works of Rudolf Fila, Marian Cunderlik and Vladimir Tatlin were prohibited from being published at the beginning of the 1970s. One of the study's initial proposals is an examination of the relation of avant-garde principles to the formalist method, focusing on composition, structure, the material qualities and the function of the artwork. Second one is an analysis of Oskar Cepan's most important studies provided in comparison to art criticism of the decade and research of other scholars in the field of Russian avant-garde in Czechoslovakia. In particular, the author is concentrated on the analogies between his theory of modern literature, published in book 'Literary Bagatelles', and the steps of his interpretation regarding abstract art. On one hand, Cepan in his writings developed something like a realm of freedom; on the other hand, although rather marginal and fragmentary, his theory represents an interesting contribution to the comparative study of the visual images and words for the period of the late modernism in East-Central Europe.
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Journal
ARS
Year
Volume
39
Issue
1
Pages
91-107
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • D. Grun, Katedra teorie a dejin umenia, Vysoka skola vytvarnych umeni, Hviezdoslavovo nam.18, 814 37 Bratislava,Slovak Republic
References
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Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
07SKAAAA02394973
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.51d1e0a0-a718-3a8e-a846-1e5c9a98aa1e
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