Lot ku wszechmocy. O projekcji inflacji psychicznej w sztuce Michaiła Wrubla
Flight to Omnipotence. On Mental Inflation in the Works of Mikhail Wrubel
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The author of the article assumes, that Mikhail Wrubel's art is based on a selection of the artist's mental experiences and that it is an embodiment of these experiences. The mythical-metaphysical feeling, resulting from the archetypal foundations of consciousness described by C. G. Jung was particularly important to Wrubel. This is illustrated well by the Demon Painting Cycle: The Sitting Demon manifests as a symbol of mental energy and the Shadow symbol, The Flying Demon as a visualization of the mental inflation principle, and the Defeated Demon as failure of the process of individuation, experienced by alienation resulting from a broken bond with the Ego archetype. The centrally placed image of the Flying Demon brings awareness of the highest energy level. In analytical psychology this type of condition became known as inflation and is associated with distension of the Ego, which interacts intensely with the unconscious. The state of inflation occurs in Wrubel's work in contact with the Demon as a symbol of the unconscious and brings a double effect: in a positive experience it stimulates the creative power, in a negative one, it makes the Ego lose its autonomy and succumbs to the Demon. The Flying Demon is a delusional projection of the human soul's dream of a return to the original state of the lost primal fullness, in other words, the restoration of the bond with one's Self.
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