Искусство США в свете эволюции морали и запрета на сакральное.

Никита Сергеевич Аграновский

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The article examines the issue of prohibitions existing in American culture since its very inception in the 17th century until the present day, and the modifying influence they have had on the establishment of the language of American art and its national lineaments. One of the most remarkable among such restrictions - the tabooed representation of the sacred image - together with the ban on nude model painting, denied America from a significant part of visuality, constitutive for western artistic tradition. The result of the impact of these prohibitions and the reaction to its existence embodied in a number of artworks explored in the article (from Gustavus Hesselius in the beginning of the 18th century up to Thomas Eakins on the cusp of the 20th century). Even in such conditions, they attempted to depict the deific. The most outstanding and prominent among them - the object God (1917), was for a long time attributed to Morton Schamberg and nowadays acknowledged as a work by one of the most exquisite persona
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)124-153
JournalХудожественная культура
Issue number2 (33)
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • American painting
  • art of the USA
  • dada
  • Duchamp
  • Freitag-Loringhoven
  • god
  • modernism
  • sacral
  • Schamberg
  • taboo
  • американская живопись
  • бог
  • дада
  • Дюшан
  • искусство США
  • модернизм
  • сакральное
  • табу
  • Фрайтаг-Лорингхофен
  • Шамберг

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