A work of art is any piece of work made with the maximum tension of analytical madeness

A work of art is any piece of work made with the maximum tension of analytical madeness

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A work of art is any piece of work made with the maximum tension of analytical madeness [ sdelannost' -- The word is Filonov's neologism, derived from the Russian verb " sdelat' ," -- to make, to do. Used in its perfective form, the verb denotes the completion of action]. The only professional criterion for evaluating a piece of work is its madeness. In their profession the artist and his disciple must love all that is "made well" and hate all that is "not made." In analytical thought the process of study becomes an integral part of the creative process for the piece being made. The more consciously and forcefully the artist works on his intellect, the stronger the effect the finished work has on the spectator. Each brushstroke, each contact with the picture, is a precise recording through the material and in the material of the inner psychical process taking place in the artist, and the whole work is the entire recording of the intellect of the person who made it. Art is the reflection through material or the record in material of the
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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A work of art is any piece of work made with the maximum tension of analytical madeness

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