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By Robert Bird

Viacheslav Ivanov (1866–1949), the principal highbrow strength in Russian modernism, accomplished via his paintings an unique synthesis of Christianity, Platonism, and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. His strong mind exerted an immeasurable effect in modernist Russia and the early Soviet Union, and after emigrating to Italy in 1924 he performed a huge function in highbrow debates in Western Europe among the wars. lately, Ivanov's manifold contributions were famous in all significant points of Russian tradition, together with poetry, literary idea, philosophy, and theology.

In The Russian Prospero, Robert poultry uncovers the principles of Ivanov's poetic and theoretical universe, lines its evolution, and explores its connections to cultural and highbrow currents in overseas modernism. mixing an in depth interpreting of Ivanov's paintings with a considerate research of his position inside of twentieth-century proposal, chook unearths that Ivanov's ecstatic artistic psychology leads on to a attention of heritage as a continuum of human interpretive job, and to a notion of artwork as a old strength. He emphasizes and dramatizes Ivanov's quest to harness the ability of paintings and use it on concrete life-situations. it's the hassle of Prospero, who needs to unencumber his attendant spirit Ariel which will fix complete sovereignty over his personal artistic self and to regain moral supplier. The effective rigidity that resulted from Ivanov's fight was once a outstanding strength in Russian modernism and continues to be a strong spur for our personal reflections on modernity.  

Outstanding educational identify, Choice Magazine
 
“[Bird’s] transparent causes of Ivanov’s rules and his proficient, insightful, astute readings of the poetic works make this booklet required analyzing for an individual attracted to sleek poetry, highbrow heritage, cultural reports, and philosophy of early twentieth century Russian and eu notion. . . . Essential.”—Choice

“[Bird] makes a welcome contribution to our realizing of Russian modernism in its broader ecu context . . . . during this venture he has not just succeeded admirably, yet will surely motivate others to keep on with him.”—Pamela Davidson, The Russian Review

“The such a lot complete total therapy of Ivanov’s paintings to date.”—David N. Wells, The Slavic and East eu Journal

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