№3(59)
September 2017
ISSN
1990-4126

Russian

«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 51 September 2015

Theory of architecture


Vlasov Victor G.

DSc (Art Studies), Professor, Chair of History of West European Art,
Saint-Petersburg State University,
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: natlukina@list.ru

CHAOS THEORY, A-RHYTHMOLOGY AND METHOD OF CLUSTER ANALYSIS IN MODERN-DAY ART STUDIES


The article outlines the application of poststructuralist methodology ideas in Art Studies. Based on the chaos theory proposed by I.Prigozhin and I.Stengers, Pavel Florensky’s concept of a-Rhythmology, and the theory of cluster analysis formulated by R.C.Tryon, the author proposes a new way of studying the specific features of artworks from different spheres of art by means locating them on «a cluster map» («bundles of clusters»). Studying the formal qualities of artworks by the proposed makes it possible to trace back their historical evolution using, first of all, digital technologies. Thus, cluster analysis opens up opportunities for computer modelling in Art Studies.

Key words: a-rhythmology, dissipative system, cluster analysis, poststructuralism, synergetics, theory of chaos



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