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Alessandro Magnasco and T. Adornos Theory of Modernism

Rykov Anatolii Vladimirovich
Saint Petersburg University

Submitted: 16.12.2019.
Abstract. The article provides interpretation of Alessandro Magnascos (1667-1749) creative work in the context of T. Adornos theory of modernism. The Italian painters art is analysed through the prism of Frankfurt school theoretical conceptions - "nature conquest" project, rational irrationalism, new archaic, crisis of meaning. T. Adornos approaches are compared with other modernistic approaches to art (Clement Greenberg, Werner Hofmann). The researcher concludes that Magnascos "modernistic strategies", tendency to emphasize the formal element should be considered from the viewpoint of the post-structuralist model of deconstruction anticipated in T. Adornos works.
Key words and phrases: , , , , , , Alessandro Magnasco, Werner Hofmann, Clement Greenberg, Theodor Adorno, modernism, theory of art.
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