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Vanquishing temporal distance: malraux, art and metamorphosis

Allan, Derek


How does art transcend time? What special power enables it to overcome temporal distance and speak to us not just as evidence of times gone by but as a living presence? The Renaissance concluded that great art is impervious to time – “timeless”, “immortal”, “eternal” – a belief endorsed by Enlightenment aesthetics. Later thinkers such as Hegel, Marx and Taine stressed the historical embeddedness of art, a view also espoused by certain modern theorists such as Sartre, Benjamin and Adorno. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of French Studies
DOI: 10.3828/ajfs.2016.11


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