:: Volume 2, Issue 5 (3-2013) ::
کیمیای هنر 2013, 2(5): 23-42 Back to browse issues page
Venus and Adonis Back from Exile: Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe on Contemporary Beauty and Sublime
Hamed Azizian Gilan
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This article would expose a close re-reading of two classical concepts in art history. Using indeterminate color dialectic, contemporary critic and artist Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe tries to provide an artistic testimony in favor of the challenging strangeness of the beauty. On the other hand, while calling into question the thinking of philosophers like Kant and Lyotard he wants to shed new lights on the task of abstract art and the potentiality of this art for illustrating the sublime. Rolfe believes in the return to the beauty and insists on the concept of beauty as something frivolous, pictorial and concrete. He also mentions the sublime presence of androgyny which, according to him, pertains to a passive-aggressive aspect and entails the beauty. Therefore, contemporary sublime finds a pictorial dimension in the very nature of transformation. By the means of the blankness and the non-written, contemporary sublime liberates itself from the autonomy of the concept of reason and turns the absence of the un-displayable into a simultaneously tangible and intangible presence.
Keywords: Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, tangible beauty, frivolity, seriousness, postmodern sublime, abstract art, blankness, pictorial dimension of absence
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/06/11 | Accepted: 2013/06/19 | Published: 2013/06/19


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