Title “The Mnemosyne Atlas”: non finito in the history of art
Author email toropygina@yandex.ru
About author Toropygina, Marina Yu. Russian Institute for Culturology, researcher
In the section Western Art of the 19th-20th Centuries and Theory of Art
Year 2012 Volume 2 Pages 314320
Type of article RAR Index UDK 7.072.2 Index BBK 85.14

“The Mnemosyne Atlas” is Aby Warburg’s last project. This collection of Antiquity’s Pathosformel was designed to create Denkraum – a zone for reasoning, a space for thought one requires when confronting the magic world of images. Working mainly with visual evidence, Warburg transcends the limits of academic textual discourse. This unfinished project is valuable precisely because of its non finito – the essential nature of this art history masterpiece as an open work.

Reference Toropygina, Marina Yu. “The Mnemosyne Atlas”: non finito in the history of art. Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art: Collection of articles. Vol. 2. Eds: Anna V. Zakharova. St. Petersburg, NP-Print Publ., 2012, pp. 314–320. ISSN 2312-2129.
Publication Article language russian