Wilhelm Robert Worringer was a German art historian known for his theories about abstract art Abstraction and Empathy (Abstraktion und Einfühlung, ); Form in the Gothic (Formprobleme der Gotik, ); Old German Book Illustration . Abstraktion und Einfühlung by Wilhelm Worringer; 16 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Art, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Abstract Art. Abstraktion Und Einfühlung Ein Beitrag Zur Stilpsychologie Die Philosophie Schopenhauers im Lichte der sprachlichen Abstraktion. Mit einem Hinweis auf die.

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Worringer distinguished two fundamental orientations in art: He’s a brilliant writer and so damn smart I envy him.

Subsequently, Worringer applied for numerous professorial positions, but was turned down each time, and the young scholar had to work as a private lecturer and traveling speaker in Bern and Bonn.

A Critique of Political Economy fromhe used eifhlung expression “abstract labor. Often what stands in the way of art is art itself, a lingering delusion that there is such a thing as beauty, especially universal beauty.

Abstraktion und Einfühlung : ein Beitrag zur Stilpsychologie

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Rather than empathizing with nature like the Impressionists, they eruptively spread hard “crystalline” in Worringer’s view streams of paint across the canvas. Worringer studied art history in Freiburg, Berlin, and Munich before moving to Bern, where he got his Ph. Jul 29, Nelson rated it it was ok. In words that mimic process, the poems here attempt to reverse the canvas, taking perspective and skewing it to reflect the world around it, spiraling into the work as a way to get out of it.

If you said “cubism” fifteen einfhhlung, you would be getting close to some of what Percival Everett, a famous novelist and gifted painter himself, is playing with in this new book of poems.


In the early 20th century, the ideal of classical art still dominated art scholarship and the art industry, and this model could not even be shaken by Impressionism. Enfhlung Beitrag zur Problematik der modernen Kunst. Wilhelm Robert Worringer 13 January in Aachen — 29 March in Munich was a German art historian known for his theories unv abstract art and its relation to avant-garde movements such as German Expressionism. The Munich painters of the Blaue Reiter proceeded in a similar fashion.

Sithembile marked it as to-read Jan 10, Find it on Scholar. Eye doe nut no. Paperback72 pages.

Inhe married Marta Schmitz, a friend of his sister Emmy, who became known as an artist under her married name of Marta Worringer. Science Logic and Mathematics. Around this time, his interest in avant-garde art began to einfhlnug as his interest in German philosophy waxed.

Even more so einfhlhng Berlin, the city was at the center of avant-garde bohemian life at the time. While Worringer did not reject classicist values per se, abstrsktion did rail against the dogged classicism of the peoples who lived north of the Alps.

With youthful impartiality, Worringer, who was in his mids, at the time of his writing, defied the conventions of the “materialistic method,” as he called the accustomed loyalty to facts in his field, boldly developing an universal model that encompassed art developments of every era.

Essay in the Psychology of Style and remains his best-known work.

View all 9 comments. Worringer’s criticism of rigid classicist aesthetics, his positive view of primitive art, his psychological analysis of abstraction, and the linguistic pathos echoing in his enthusiasm for Friedrich Nietzsche all captured the German avant-garde spirit around Hans-Joachim Simm – After doing military service in World War I, he taught for some years at Bonn University, where he became a professor in Inthe great media scholar and art psychologist Rudolf Arnheimwho had experienced s and early s German intellectual life, wrote that Worringer had elevated “non-realistic art to positive creation by the human spirit.


This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Nikki rated it it was ok Feb 03, Ching-In rated it it was ok Sep 13, He saw the work of the once young and rebellious artists as having degenerated into bourgeois wall decoration and now accepted their inventiveness, or “convulsions” in his view, only as fiction. In other projects Wikisource. Request removal from index.

Until his death inhe lived in Munich, during which time he gained increasing recognition abroad.

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Patrick Hart marked it as to-read May 04, Some of Worringer’s writings might be awkward and unintelligible to us today, but his historical importance is indisputable. The “complete etherealization of expression,” he said, had doomed this art movement over the years. So, for example, the first p Well, Everett is not much of a poet nor would he claim to be one, I’m guessing. In Worringer’s first book, the widely read and influential Abstraction and Empathyhe divided art into two kinds: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Out of political conviction, he didn’t publish anything during these years, and he was eyed with mistrust and considered unworthy of representing Germany in lectures abroad. He was now “a quiet person in Germany, who is only loud at home,” as he wrote to his publisher Piper in In this essay, Berlin-based art critic Sebastian Preuss explicates Worringer’s revolutionary ideas and art-historical impact.

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