Ornament a sztuka abstrakcyjna. Florenski, Kandinsky, Malewicz
AN ORNAMENT AND ABSTRACT ART. FLORENSKY, KANDINSKY, MALEVICH
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This paper attempts to exhibit similarities between an idea of abstract art by Wassily Kandinsky and Kazmir Malewicz and Pavel Florensky’s theory of ornament. The article is based on Florensky’s book Анализ пространственности и времени в художественно-изобразительных произведениях which hasn’t been translated into Polish yet. It also refers to theoretical works of Russian artists which are revealed above. According to Florensky the ornament is not just a decorative element but it appears as a representation of arrangement and structure of life. This kind of art, in his opinion, was not appreciated by people from art environment, especially abstractionists. Presentation of ideas by Pavel Florensky is the leitmotiv of this paper which appears as an opportunity for Polish receivers to become acquainted with Russian philosopher’s original interpretation of, so called, decorative art. It also leads to the question if decorative art should be included what could be referred to as non representational art.
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