The Eternal Return of the Real? Or, concerning Different Forms of Realism in 20th Century Art
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The Eternal Return of the Real? Or, concerning Different Forms of Realism in 20th Century Art

Abstract

In discourses about the Fine Arts, both theoretical but mainly artistic, there is a tendency to refer to realism, realist depiction, reality and imitation in some periods. Such a tendency can also be seen in 20th century art and art theory. The key problem in the submitted text will be the question: to what extent can the Platonic term mimesis also be applied to modern realist art and how the current interpretations of mimesis enrich the view of realist art with respect to creativity and cognition.

 

Key words

Realism, mimesis, demiurgos, cognition, 20th century, visual art

 

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IHRINGOVÁ, K.: The Eternal Return of the Real? Or, concerning Different Forms of Realism in 20th Century Art. In European Journal of Media, Art and Photography, 2020, Vol. 8, No. 2, p. 102-109, ISSN 1339-4940.