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AbstractThis article addresses important issues surrounding the presentation and interpretation of cultural monuments and artifacts, including the status of the object itself, its location, and the power of its interpreters. Identity constructions and heritage constructions are variables that...
AbstractThis is an abridged translation of a manifesto article, first published in French in 1957, by the Marxist philosopher and sociologist Henri Lefebvre. It argues for a new “revolutionary romanticism” as an appropriate aesthetic for Western anti-capitalist movements outside the party-form....
AbstractThis article by the influential Czech art historian Vincenc Kramář (1877-1960) attests to his broad interests in both the old masters and modernism. Kramář analyzes Caravaggio’s innovative approaches to still life in painting within his own artistic context, and discusses his impact on,...
AbstractThe article focuses on the dissemination of photography as a new social practice. The origins of the social use of photography can be found in the late nineteenth century when photography was imposed as an artistic medium by the pictorialist movement. Distancing themselves from the...
AbstractThis article interrogates constructs of sexuality and gender in Western art. Since the early Renaissance, art flaunts sexuality almost exclusively through the female nude, while the male body and desire remain invisible. In Titian’s erotic Danaë, Zeus is morphed into golden rain; in...
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