(Con)temporary Art: Aesthetic Practices of Modernism and Their Theoretical Account

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The article gives an overview of the special features of modernist art as a complex sociocultural phenomenon. Aesthetic practices, characteristic for this period in art history, would be examined within the broad context of impacts and tendencies that constitute originality of Modernity and its social structures. The midpoints of conceptions of Modern Art by Clement Greenberg, Theodor W. Adorno and Umberto Eco are highlighted and analyzed.


D G Podvoysky

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

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Email: dpodvoiski@yandex.ru

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

P B Zhurakovskaya

Российский университет дружбы народов

Email: rudn@rudn.ru

Российский университет дружбы народов

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