Beyond Vision: Essays on the Perception of Art by Pavel Florensky

By Pavel Florensky

Past imaginative and prescient is the 1st English-language number of essays on paintings by means of the Russian polymath Pavel Florensky (1882_1937), with introductory essays by means of the editor and an intensive bibliography. Florensky_s acceptance as a theologian and thinker is already confirmed within the English-speaking global. this primary assortment in English of his paintings essays may be a revelation to these within the field.Pavel Florensky, a super author, mathematician, theologian, scientist, and paintings historian used to be condemned to a Siberian hard work camp in 1933, and finished 4 years later. Nicoletta Misler is Professor within the division of jap ecu stories on the Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples. Wendy Salmond is head of the artwork historical past software at Chapman college, Orange, California.

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47 In turn, this concern with the habitat of the object prompted Florensky to propose his audacious comparison with the revolutionary design for the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, where for the first time the beasts were allowed to wander freely in a landscape imitating their real habitat ('The Church Ritual', p. 102). The idea of rooting the collections of the Lavra in their own 'territory' was also supported by the biologist Kapterev, one of Florensky's immediate colleagues in the Commission, who co-signed the plan for a new Museum of the Lavra (one of the Commission's many unrealised projects).

They do, indeed, mean [something]. Pink chairs. Pink means kindness, hospitality, something that is peculiar to you, to this room, a shelter. Blue (wallpaper) [means] loyalty to an ideal, faithfulness. Again this is very appropriate. At the same time, perhaps the populist ideals ofyour parents, the ideal ofserving the people, are coming through here. Brown - the colour of the doors - [means] weariness, but not in a negative [sense]. No doubt, that's how the person coming in feels. The sunlit room in the background - good thing that it's yellow, not white.

3 6 to reckon with This passage is a clear demonstration of how Florensky was ready and willing to examine fashionable phenomena, while refusing to accept them mechanically as sincere, true or essentiaL For him Skriabin's music was little more than a mere play of outward device that lacked substance and originality whether as 'musical element' or as a path to the world beyond. Sanctuary ofthe Sacred or Repository ofthe Profane? Museology and the Preservation ofSpiritual Values Like the essays 'Reverse Perspective' and 'Celestial Signs', 'The Church Ritual as a Synthesis of the Arts' represents yet another path leading us to Sergiev Posad, the Lavra and Makovets - 'not a geometrical centre and not an arithmetical intersection of various trends, but a living bond, its threads stretching forth')7 Makovets and this entire ambience were crucial to Florensky's private and professional life in Sergiev Posad during the years immediately following the October Revolution.

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