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Jaka piękna katastrofa
What a beautiful catastrophe

Author(s): Jowita Mormul
Subject(s): Sociology of Art
Published by: Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. Eugeniusza Gepperta we Wrocławiu
Keywords: Death; art; tragedy; sensation; popularization; Śmierć; sztuka; tragedia; sensacja; popularyzacja

Summary/Abstract: Jowita Mormul What a beautiful catastropheTragic human death is nowadays commonplace in the news media, on the Internet, advertising and in the arts. Art-pieces on post-mortal, sepulchral and sacral subjects and war include the elements of death in creative discourse. Massively reproduced photography and film reproduce images related to death and violence, which are perceived both in the context of information and art. Art-pieces in galleries and different collections contribute to the fact that death begins to fall under market law and functions as commodities. Based on selected phenomena in art, history and media communication, Mormul analyzes the mechanisms that cause the popularity of death related themes and the associated sensation to be the inspiration for artists.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 2 (23)
  • Page Range: 102-125
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Polish