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ERIC Number: EJ1002474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
Kandinsky's "Composition VI": Heideggerian Poetry in Noah's Ark
Hall, Joshua M.
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v46 n2 p74-88 Sum 2012
The author will begin his investigation of Wassily Kandinsky's painting "Composition VI" with Kandinsky's own commentary on the painting. He will then turn to the analysis of Kandinsky and the "Compositions" in John Sallis's book "Shades." Using this analysis as his point of departure, the author will consider how "Composition VI" resonates with Heidegger's "The Origin of the Work of Art," particularly with regard to the role of language in art. Principally through the "theme" of "Composition VI," namely the Deluge, the author will examine the interconnections among the painting, its theme, and their poetic dimensions. He will then conclude with a brief look, in this light, at Kandinsky's own poetry. (Contains 1 figure and 57 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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