Additional Info. Price (exc: postage): £; Size: A5; Number of pages: ; Authors: Grant Pooke; ISBN/ISSN: ; Publisher: Gill Vista Marx . Goya in the democratic tradition by F. D Klingender(Book) 52 editions published between and in 3 languages and held by WorldCat member. The distinction between the principle of a given style and the works actually produced in it is analogous to that between a philosophical or scien.
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A principle or system which tends to deflect the artist or thinker from reality is unconditionally inferior to one which directs his energies towards objective truth. But one need only think of Hegel to realize that some of the greatest advances in francsi understanding have been made within the framework of a reactionary system of thought — or rather in spite of it. It is the task of scientific criticism to discover these concrete achievements of permanent significance within their relative and transitory shell.
At that important phase in the development of society, when mental labour was divided from material labour, there emerged another, secondary tradition of spiritualistic, religious or idealistic art. This, too, is continuous until it will vanish with the final negation of the division of labour — i. During this entire period of development, i.
A Marxist history of art should describe, first, the struggle which is absolute between these two opposite and mutually exclusive trends, and secondly, their fleeting, conditional and relative union, as manifested in the different styles and in each work of art, and it should explain both these klinyender of art in terms of the social processes which they reflect.
Marxist criticism consists in discovering the specific weight within each style, each artist and each single work of those elements which reflect objective truth in powerful and convincing imagery.
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But it should always be remembered that, unlike science which reduces reality to a blue-print or formula, the images of art reveal reality in its infinite diversity and many-sided richness. And it is in its infinite diversity and many-sided richness that art, too, must be appreciated.
Realism, the attitude of the artist who strives to reflect some essential aspect of reality and to face the problems set by life, is from its very nature popular. It reflects the outlook of those men and women who produce the means of life. It klingenser the only standard which can bring art back to the people today. For, as Lenin told Clara Zetkin: Nor does it matter what art means to some hundreds or even thousands in a nation, like our own, of many millions.
Art belongs to the people. Its roots should penetrate deeply into the farncis thick of the masses of the people.
It should be comprehensible to these masses and loved by them. It should unite the emotions, the thoughts and the will of these masses and raise them to a higher level. It should awaken artists in these masses and foster their development.
Such an aim may well kljngender Utopian to the artist who is only too sadly aware of the havoc which a century and a half of unbridled commercialism has wrought with the aesthetic sensibility of our people. But instead of despairing, let him take heart from the words William Morris wrote inlong before the signs could be discerned which herald a revival of popular art today:.
Klingender, F. D. (Francis Donald)
Conclusion Realism, the attitude of the artist who strives to reflect some essential aspect of reality and to face the problems klingenxer by life, is from its very nature popular.
Moscow, ] Such an aim may well seem Utopian to the artist who is only too fgancis aware of the havoc which a century and a half of unbridled commercialism has wrought with the aesthetic sensibility of our people.
But instead of despairing, let him take heart from the words William Morris wrote inlong before the signs could be discerned which herald a revival of popular art today: Envoyer la citation Annuler.