|art cubiste :: l'ecole de paris|
sculptures provide a striking proof of the possibilities of an anti-idealistic
art. Inspired by religious spirit, they offer a varied and precise representation
of great principles and universal ideas. How can one deny the name of
art to a creative process which produces individualistic representations
of universal ideas, each time in a different way. It is the reverse of
Greek art, which started from the individual and attempt to suggest an
syntax of cubism has revolutionized the pictorial image. Its vocabulary
of plastic signs has rshaped the modern vision, changed the focus of modern
design, of modern poster art. Cubism became the formative instrument of
our way of seeing, just as five hundred years ago the invention of scientific
perspective formed the Renaissance way of seeing."
rise of modernism mirrors the scientific revolution. The trailblazing
discoveries of psychoanalysis and the new physics, the effect of technological
and industrial progress, and the resulting dynamics are echoed in artistic
efforts to visualize and express the invisible foundations of reality.
The artist of modernism move farther and farther away from visible appearances;
step by step, but inexorably, they push forward fundamentals and universals,
to universal being, and thereby evolve two basic forms of representation
that reflect the above-mentioned developments : structure and energy.
These forms are longer object-found but rather dynamic in nature. Art
no longer depicts; it implements."
ART PART ONE
ART PART TWO
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