The Organic School of the Russian Avant Garde

The Organic School of the Russian Avant Garde

The artists of the Organic School of the Russian avant-garde found inspiration as well as a model for artistic growth in the creative principles of nature.

Author: Professor Isabel Wünsche

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472432698

Category: Art

Page: 243

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The artists of the Organic School of the Russian avant-garde found inspiration as well as a model for artistic growth in the creative principles of nature. Isabel Wünsche analyzes the artistic influences, intellectual foundations, and scientific publications that shaped the formation of these artists. Particular emphasis is given to the holistic worldviews and organic approaches prevalent among artists of the pre-revolutionary avant-garde and the emergence of the concept of Organic Culture.
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The Organic School of the Russian Avant Garde

The Organic School of the Russian Avant Garde

Gurianova, Nina, The Aesthetics of Anarchy: Art and Ideology in the Early Russian AvantGarde (Berkeley, Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 2012). Imanse, Geurt, and Frank van Lamoen, eds, Russian Avant-Garde: The ...

Author: Isabel W?nsche

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351541787

Category: Art

Page: 243

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The artists of the Organic School of the Russian avant-garde found inspiration as well as a model for artistic growth in the creative principles of nature. Isabel W?nsche analyzes the artistic influences, intellectual foundations, and scientific publications that shaped the formation of these artists, the majority of whom were based in St. Petersburg. Particular emphasis is given to the holistic worldviews and organic approaches prevalent among artists of the pre-revolutionary avant-garde, specifically Jan Ciaglinski, Nikolai Kulbin, and Elena Guro, as well as the emergence of the concept of Organic Culture as developed by Mikhail Matiushin, practiced at the State Institute of Artistic Culture, and taught at the reformed Art Academy in the 1920s. Discussions of faktura and creative intuition explore the biocentric approaches that dominated the work of Pavel Filonov, Kazimir Malevich, Voldemar Matvejs, Olga Rozanova, and Vladimir Tatlin. The artistic approaches of the Organic School of the Russian avant-garde were further promoted and developed by Vladimir Sterligov and his followers between 1960 and 1990. The study examines the cultural potential as well as the utopian dimension of the artists? approaches to creativity and their ambitious visions for the role of art in promoting human psychophysiological development and shaping post-revolutionary culture.
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Biocentrism and Modernism

Biocentrism and Modernism

Conclusion The artists of the Organic School of the Russian avant-garde believed that nature was unlimited in its potential and thus a model and never-ending source for artistic creation. They viewed artistic activity not as the passive ...

Author: OliverA.I. Botar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351573733

Category: Art

Page: 287

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Examining the complex intersections between art and scientific approaches to the natural world, Biocentrism and Modernism reveals another side to the development of Modernism. While many historians have framed this movement as being mechanistic and "against" nature, the essays in this collection illuminate the role that nature-centric ideologies played in late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth-century Modernism. The essays in Biocentrism and Modernism contend that it is no accident that Modernism arose at the same time as the field of modern biology. From nineteenth-century discoveries, to the emergence of the current environmentalist movement during the 1960s, artists, architects, and urban planners have responded to currents in the scientific world. Sections of the volume treat both philosophic worldviews and their applications in theory, historiography, and urban design. This collection also features specific case studies of individual artists, including Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, and Jackson Pollock.
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Visual Thought in Russian Religious Philosophy

Visual Thought in Russian Religious Philosophy

19 Isabel Wünsche has done some excellent work on organicism among the Russian avant-garde. See her The Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde: Nature's Creative Principles (Farnham, UK, 2015); “Organic Visions and Biological Models ...

Author: Clemena Antonova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429557958

Category: Religion

Page: 100

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This book considers a movement within Russian religious philosophy known as "full unity" (vseedinstvo), with a focus on one of its main representatives, Pavel Florensky (1882–1937). Often referred to as "the Russian Leonardo," Florensky was an important figure of the Russian religious renaissance around the beginning of the twentieth century. This book shows that his philosophy, conceptualized in his theory of the icon, brings together the problem of the "religious turn" and the "pictorial turn" in modern culture, as well as contributing to contemporary debates on religion and secularism. Organized around the themes of full unity and visuality, the book examines Florensky’s definition of the icon as "energetic symbol," drawing on St. Gregory Palamas, before offering a theological reading of Florensky’s theory of the pictorial space of the icon. It then turns to Florensky’s idea of space in the icon as Non-Euclidean. Finally, the icon is placed within wider debates provoked by Bolshevik cultural policy, which extend to current discussions concerning religion, modernity, and art. Offering an important contribution from Russian religious philosophy to issues of contemporary modernity, this book will be of interest to scholars of religious philosophy, Russian studies, theology and the arts, and the medieval icon.
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Crisis

Crisis

The Avant-Garde and Modernism in Critical Modes Sascha Bru, Kate Kangaslahti, Li Lin, Iveta Slavkova, David Ayers ... Constructivists 13 Wünsche, Isabel, The Organic School of the Russian Avant-garde, Farnham, Burlington, VT 2015, ...

Author: Sascha Bru

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110773637

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 590

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Notions of crisis have long charged the study of the European avant-garde and modernism, reflecting the often turbulent nature of their development. Throughout their history, the avant-garde and modernists have both confronted and instigated crises, be they economic or political, aesthetic or philosophical, collective or individual, local or global, short or perennial. The seventh volume in the series European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies addresses the myriad ways in which the avant-garde and modernism have responded and related to crisis from the late nineteenth to the twenty-first century. How have Europe’s avant-garde and modernist movements given aesthetic shape to their crisis-laden trajectory? Given the many different watershed moments the avant-garde and modernism have faced over the centuries, what common threads link the critical points of their development? Alternatively, what kinds of crises have their experimental practices and critical modes yielded? The volume assembles case studies reflecting upon these questions and more from across all areas of avant-garde and modernist activity, including visual art, literature, music, architecture, photography, theatre, performance, curatorial practice, fashion and design.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Avant garde Icon

The Avant garde Icon

Is there a relationship between Russian icons and Russian avant-garde art? Andrew Soira tackles this question and comes to some surprising conclusions.

Author: Andrew Spira

Publisher: Lund Humphries Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015079199124

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Is there a relationship between Russian icons and Russian avant-garde art? Andrew Soira tackles this question and comes to some surprising conclusions. He demonstrates how icons underpin the development of 19th- and 20-th century Russian art.
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Art and Book

Art and Book

See Isabel Wündsche, The Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde: Nature's Creative Principles (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015) 99-104. Evegeny Kovtun, “K.S. Malevich: Pis'ma k M.V. Matiushinu,” Ezhegodnik rukopisnogo otdela Pushkinskogo ...

Author: Peter Stupples

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443899949

Category: Art

Page: 190

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Art has been as significant as text in the history of book design and production. This collection of papers examines the place of illustration and innovation, both conceptual and technical, in the relation of image to text in books of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, both in Europe and that outreach of European culture in the Pacific, New Zealand. Topics of the papers range from the work of Marcel Duchamp and Kazimir Malevich to the design of multimodal books and the early development of 3D printing.
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Organica

Organica

Organic, the Non-objective World of Nature in the Russian Avant-garde of the 20th Century : October 23, 1999-January 28 ... i ego shkola ) ( Nucleus , Flying at a Target ] ( Mikhail Matyushin and His School ) " , in : Neva , 1997 , no .

Author: A. V. Povelikhina

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004446167

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 277

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Vitebsk

Vitebsk

This book examines the artistic life of Vitebsk during the years 1917-1922, when a great burst of creative experimentation transformed the modest Russian town into one of the most influential gateways to the art of the twentieth century.

Author: Aleksandra Semenovna Shatskikh

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300101082

Category: Art

Page: 436

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This book examines the artistic life of Vitebsk during the years 1917-1922, when a great burst of creative experimentation transformed the modest Russian town into one of the most influential gateways to the art of the twentieth century. Spurred by native son Marc Chagall, who returned home after the October Revolution in 1917 to take the position of art commissioner, Vitebsk rose to a pinnacle of fame as an artistic laboratory for the avant-garde. It was here that such luminaries as El Lissitzky, Yuri Pen, Kazimir Malevich, Nikolai Suetin, Mikhail Bakhtin, and others worked, inspired one another, and made distinctive contributions to modernism. Art historian Aleksandra Shatskikh surveys the entire 'Vitebsk phenomenon', drawing on an array of archives in Russia and Amsterdam, many of which have never been open to Western scholars. She discusses Chagall's Academy of Art and its major teachers and students; the founding of the artists' group, UNOVIS; Malevich's architectural experiments; Bakhtin's circle; and important developments in theater and music in Vitebsk. With more than two hundred outstanding illustrations, the book brings Vitebsk to life at a fascinating and transformative moment in art history.
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Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach

... of Nature in the Russian Avant - Garde of the 20th Century The Art Kabinett presentation of Galerie Gmurzynska gives a focused overview of a movement traditionally referred to as the ' Organic ' school of the Russian avant - garde .

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124063004

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 770

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Categories: Art, Modern