Title Anton Ehrenzweig and the Problems of Psychology of Abstract Art
Author email mrazgulina@yandex.ru
About author Razgulina, Maria V. — researcher, State Tretyakov gallery. 10 Lavrushinskii lane, Moscow, Russian Federation, 119017.
In the section Western Art of the 20th Century and Theory of Art
Year 2014 Volume 4 Pages 374380
Type of article RAR Index UDK 7.01:159.964.2 Index BBK 85.14

There is a question of the creative process behind every work of art. The main purpose of this paper was to show how general principles of psychoanalysis can be used to explain the phenomenon of artistic creativity. The most intriguing is however the question of the creative process behind the abstract art. Our research is based on Anton Ehrenzweig’s theory. In his book “The Hidden Order of Art” he underlines that creative capacity is linked to the power of abstraction, and the abstract art is born in the deeply unconscious layers of a mind. Primitive undiff erentiation turns into an instrument of the artist. Using the example of Piet Mondrian's paintings we tried to prove that close contemplation of nature is the true origin of the undiff erentiation, so the appearance of the abstract art in the 20th c. was partly caused by the development of the landscape painting in European art.

Reference Razgulina, Maria V. Anton Ehrenzweig and the Problems of Psychology of Abstract Art. 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. 374–380. ISSN 2312-2129.
Publication Article language russian
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