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The Reenchantment of Painting - by Edward Mirza

The Reenchantment of Painting - by Edward Mirza

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Edward Mirza discusses genius and shamanism with regard to a revision of the idea of Reenchantment - the second strand of post-modernism, with regard to visual art.
Edward Mirza discusses genius and shamanism with regard to a revision of the idea of Reenchantment - the second strand of post-modernism, with regard to visual art.

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THE REENCHANTMENT OF PAINTING
BY
ED MIRZA12/2004
 
CONTENTS
ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION1. ENCHANTMENT AND ARTAnimism
Qualities within enchanted consciousness
The ‘Disenchantment’ of the WorldSuzi Gablik’s Views of Disenchantment and Reenchantment in Art
Gablik’s disenchanted art Gablik’s reenchanted art 
2. SHAMANISM AND GENIUSShamanism
The shaman personality typeSickness Initiation: death and resurrectionMasters of ecstasyThe cosmology of the shamanConcluding note on shamanism
Genius3. ANALYSIS OF DISENCHANTED ARTThe dehumanisation and disembodiment of art
 Rationalism and classicism
Abstraction and figuration
Genius and heroism in abstract and figurative painting 
4. ANALYSIS OF REENCHANTED ARTHistorical trends in reenchantment
 Fantasy Art  RomanticismSymbolismSurrealismMagic Realism
Present forces of reenchantmentOutsider art
 Examples of Outsider art  Art of the insaneChildren’s art, the art of the insane, and animismOccult artists Ed Mirza R.11-04
 page 2 of 53
 
5.
OTHER PERSPECTIVES ON REENCHANTMENTThe genius and the shaman comparedShamanism and mental otherness
 Insanity and animism Insanity and the collective unconscious Hypo-mania and creativity Insanity and dialectic reasonSchizophrenia and shamanism
Shamans and geniuses as the outsidersThe possible contribution of post-colonial critique to the reenchantmant of painting
6.
AN ASSESSMENT OF THE EXISTENCE OF ENCHANTMENT IN PAINTING’SPRESENT SCENEFrancis BaconLucian FreudCONCLUSION
 Ed Mirza R.11-04
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