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Jan Mukařovský: The Semiology of Art
Jan Mukařovský: The Semiology of Art

Author(s): Ondřej Sládek
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Semiology, Aesthetics, Contemporary Philosophy, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism
Published by: Ústav dějin umění Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: Muakřovský J.;semiology of art;structuralism;theory of art

Summary/Abstract: An introduction to an English translation of Jan Mukařovský´s lecture The Semiology of Art (1936-1937). In this lecture Mukařovský (1891−1975), a Czech aesthetician, literary historian, theorist, and leading proponent of Czech structuralism, develops his interpretation of the semiotics of art from a detailed explanation of the basic functions of the artistic sign. He emphasizes the role of the aesthetic function, which is dominant but latently and potentially contained in all the other functions of the linguistic and the artistic sign. He then defines the artistic sign as the dialectical negation of the communicative sign. The document includes the translantion of Mukařovský´s lecture.

  • Issue Year: LIII/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 184-235
  • Page Count: 52
  • Language: English