Scandinavian Review Volume 1

Scandinavian Review Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...with greater intensity the new feelings and emotions aroused in man by all the objects in the natural world--that is what they are searching for, and all modern art that is not dominated by the photographic vision is engaged in the same quest. Altogether new feelings and emotions have been expressed by these "new forms" derived through the conjunction of art with anthropology. For, despite the undeniable fact that these "new forms" find their origin in the art of primitive races, they nonetheless express through the reaction of these primitive forms upon the mind of civilized man something quite new and hitherto unknown in art. These Norwegian modernists whose paintings so grievously offended Popular Opinion, are merely a part of a world-wide movement of spiritual and intellectual evolution that finds its analogies in all the arts; music, sculpture, literature and the drama are likewise affected. Everywhere we find political, social, and religious conflicts. No one is satisfied with the stagnation of general conditions--the poor because they suffer, the middle class because it aspires, the rich because they feel their interests threatened and assailed. Nations preach peace and arm themselves for war; every one of them re-enforce their frontiers without knowing where or in what lies the danger. Everywhere is felt the terrific pressure of materialism, crushing out the spirit of man and thwarting his ideals. The revolt against idealism brought about in the middle of the last century by the conquests of natural sciences resulted in a glorification of realism that found a striking expression in art in the work of Courbet, Monet, Manet, and Degas, and in literature in the writings of such men as Zola, Maupassant and Flaubert in...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236619854
  • 9781236619853