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L'Art, le temps et la metamorphose: Un aspect revolutionnaire de la theorie de l'art d'Andre Malraux (Art, Time and Metamorphosis: A Revolutionary Aspect of Andre Malraux's Theory of Art)

Allan, Derek


Malraux once wrote that “a work of art is an object, but it is also an encounter with time”. This article examines Malraux’s explanation of the capacity of art to transcend time. From the Renaissance onwards, the West believed that art transcends time because it is "eternal", "immortal", exempt from time. But “to talk about immortal art given the history of art as we now know it,” says Malraux, “is simply a waste of breath.” Malraux replaces the idea of immortality with that of metamorphosis....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Frankofoni


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