Title Floral Still Life of the 17th Century: from the Contemplation to the Studying of Nature
Author email pp_olga@mail.ru
About author Perevedenceva, Ol’ga Yu. — Ph.D. student, Repin St. Petersburg Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. 17 Universitetskaja embankment, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 199034.
In the section Western Art from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century
Year 2014 Volume 4 Pages 311317
Type of article RAR Index UDK 7.034.7 Index BBK 85.14

This paper is devoted to some points of interaction between the scientifi c illustrations and easel paintings. Plotless still life genre refl ects a special mode of thinking which is characteristic for the people of a certain epoch. In the 17th century’s flower still lifes Western European artists followed the intellectual impetus of their time, showing interest in the structure of nature and embodying their observations in new pictorial forms. Th e changes in science methodology of that time found their reflection in aesthetic images. In the scientific inquiry at the turn of the 16th–17th cc. we can notice a parallel to the re-thinking of the inherited spiritual background which in religious and social spheres of life gave impulse to the Reformation. The reformation in the scientifi c methods ended in diff erentiation between the science and the art and in the formation of a well-defined structure of disciplines where the nature was allowed to stay objectively natural while painting could progress in perception of the harmony of its own features and limits.

Reference Perevedenceva, Ol'ga Yu. Floral Still Life of the 17th Century: from the Contemplation to the Studying of Nature. Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art: Collection of articles. Vol. 4. Eds: Svetlana V. Maltseva, Anna V. Zakharova. St. Petersburg, NP-Print Publ., 2014, pp. 311–317. ISSN 2312-2129.
Publication Article language russian
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