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Occultism and the metamorphic self in Florentine Futurism

achievement of enhanced spirituality and modernisation. They also discuss the possibility that all elements in the cosmos are interconnected and continually undergo a metamorphic process. Finally, they argue that matter is both visible and invisible, and that boundaries are ephemeral, including those separating death and life, subjectivity and objectivity, humanity and divinity. Arturo Reghini (1907), who belonged to the Martinist order in Paris and was the founder of the Società Teosofica in Florence, maintains in ‘La vita dello spirito’ (1907) that the universe is

in Back to the Futurists
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paint or canvas used – that determines the relationship between everyday life (or reality understood as the empirical field of experience) and the ideal of autonomous art. By drawing from the philosophical debate between Soviet philosophers Evald Ilyenkov and Mikhail Lifshitz, I approach the ideal of autonomous art as a realm of human universality constituted through a material historical process. In this, art becomes an instance of universality. This book traces the transformations and development of autonomous art in Armenia: from the late Soviet unofficial artists

in The political aesthetics of the Armenian avant-garde

commodity fetish was not unlike the veil of religious reflection which cannot be ‘removed from the countenance of the social life-process, i.e. the process of material production, until it becomes production by freely associated men, and stands under their conscious and planned control.’52 In other words, the commodity fetish would subsume all other modes of assessing value for material objects – with the exception of the special status of the fine arts. This status was something more than cultural capital because it was linked to ‘race’ – the origins of art emanate from

in Staging art and Chineseness
Epic and lyric in Idylls of the King

forgotten me in my death: Nay – God my Christ – I pass but shall not die. (The Passing of Arthur, ll. 27–8) The organizational structure of volume two therefore reflects Cameron’s extraction of themes embedded in Tennyson’s poems. She presents a complex weave that joins allegories of the pagan and feminine East, where religious life was considered backward and unenlightened and where death was ritualized and final, with photographs illustrating hopeful expressions of life after death, which are made possible by Christian belief. Volume two ends with Maud, but a

in Julia Margaret Cameron’s ‘fancy subjects’
Louis Sullivan’s transcendentalist legacy in word and image

America’s moral, spiritual and cultural progress but also guarantee a spiritual-organic unity between the fine arts and the applied, mechanical and utilitarian arts. He therefore prophesied, ‘Proceeding from a religious heart [‘genius’] will raise to a divine use the railroad, the insurance office, the joint-stock company; our law, our primary assemblies, our commerce, the galvanic battery, the electric jar, the prism, and the chemist’s retort; in which we seek now only an economical use.’6 In his essay ‘The Poet’ (1844), Emerson argued that the poet sanctifies the

in Mixed messages
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the dutiful one of study, a good facility for quickly grasping information and rules (I excelled in Latin and Maths especially), and a constant Annunciation [ 219 ] [ 220 ] eye on what was required for approval and for getting things right. In a way, I also think this explains the choice, eventually, of an academic career, and before that the decision to work for several years as a secretary. (There is still a real pleasure in filing, putting things in alphabetical order, getting beautiful stationery, attending to all the necessary administrative aspects of life

in Austerity baby

, craftsmen and patrons. This was one good reason for a Victorian such as Lance to pay for an ornate church: if a building was pronounced true Gothic then religious credibility was conferred upon all who were involved in its production. Lance’;s fine new church at Buckland St Mary suggested that life in the parish was both vigorous and pious, and that the Church of England physically and spiritually at its centre

in Stained Glass and the Victorian Gothic Revival

subject to the same evolutionary laws and principles as every other form of life, and if not, then what laws and principles? While differences between schools of evolutionary thought are nothing new, these have gathered pace in recent years, challenging the basic tenets of orthodox Darwinism, including natural selection, whether applied to humans or the evolution of life in general. For all these and other good reasons that will become apparent as these new approaches unfold, evolutionary theory requires a fresh examination if we are to understand just how the

in The extended self
The naked and the clothed

Erotics of the body politic Erotics of the body politic: the naked and the clothed Supposing that Truth is a woman – what then? (Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil) The film Rang Rasiya (Colours of Passion, 2008) based on the life of Ravi Varma situates the Pauranik tale of Urvashi and Pururavas at the heart of the narrative to tell the story not only of star-­crossed lovers but of the proscriptions of the naked body. The Pauranik version told the story of the heavenly nymph Urvashi who could marry the mortal Pururavas only under the condition that

in Empires of light
Questioning gender roles

Since the beginning of her success as a filmmaker with Trois hommes et un couffin, Coline Serreau has often said in interviews that she considered family and children as a key aspect of society and of life overall. Although she does not specifically refer to women’s role, their role and place in the family unit is self-evident. This kind of statement might come as a surprise from someone who in 1978 professed her faith in feminism and the women’s movement, and her wish to link feminism with Marxism. It is worth

in Coline Serreau