December 2017


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 55 September 2016

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


The article considers the advantages and disadvantages of implicit (hidden) aesthetics or the so-called artist's theory of art. In comparison with academic Art Studies, theoretical reflections on one’s own creativity was important in the activities of Russian artists at the turn of the 20th century. At the end of the 20th century, implicit aesthetics experienced a new wave, showing its both strengths and weaknesses. During the same period, art criticism lost a lot of its significance, professionalism and topicality. For this reason, the traditional communications were broken between the artist, the critic and the spectator. A situation has arisen that requires special studying.

Key words: : implicit aesthetics, art, Art Studies, composition theory, form generation


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