Culture of the mundane
Antonova A.A. —
The transformation of public spaces in contemporary urban culture
// Man and Culture. – 2017. – ¹ 1.
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Review: The subject of this research is the processes of public spaces in contemporary urban culture. This paper explores the reasons that, according to most researchers, will lead to the decline of the traditional public life and urban public spaces. The author tries to present the arguments in favor of the existence of new forms of public spaces, and other forms of existence of social life in the cities.The author distinguishes two concepts are not well enough developed, in studies of public urban space: "mobility" and "hybridity". If fully explore these phenomena, we can solve the problem of confrontation between the public and private spheres, and to identify new forms of social interaction through the prism of fluidity of modern life.The theoretical basis of the research based on the concept of "mobile sociology" Urry. The concept of "mobility", which is based on the refusal of thinking in "terms of stable structures," allows to build a new research methodology public spaces.The main results of the study can be attributed primarily to the recognition of the existence of a certain duality in all social processes. This conclusion allows to see the mixing of public and private life and the emergence of the result of the hybrid spaces in the urban environment (libraries with remote access, parks with elements of virtual reality).There arise new types of public spaces (fairs mobile) and new ways of implementing publicity in traditional spaces (Wi-Fi access, mobile objects) in the urban environment.
Keywords: urban public, public culture, hybrid space, hybridity, mobility, urban environment, urban culture, public sphere, public space, urbanization
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Ezernitskaya A.B. —
“Procession in St. Mark's Square” and “Miracle of the Cross at the Bridge of S. Lorenzo” by Gentile Bellini: the experience of conceptual interpretation
// Man and Culture. – 2017. – ¹ 1.
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Review: The narrative depiction cycles of the Renaissance, similar to the archive documents, manifest as the distinct primary sources and contain the important information, which allows revealing the essence of well-known work more extensively. The subject of this research is the two canvases by Gentile Bellini “Procession in St. Mark's Square” (1496) and “Miracle of the Cross at the Bridge of S. Lorenzo” (1500) painted by the request of Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista in Venice. Based on the studied archive documents, the author attempts concretizing the maximal amount of historical characters – participants of the portrayed by Bellini events. Mostly using the iconological analysis, the author clarifies the essence and reveal the inner meaning of the oeuvre. For the first time the well-known works of Bellini are examined in parallel with the primary sources texts. The article analyses not just the depictive features of the compositions, but rather their historical information content, considering the Venetian realities and underlining the details that were important to Gentile Bellini as the signs of the era. Among the portrayed on both canvases, were identified the representatives of the Compagnie della Calza – important and intrinsic members of the cultural life of the Republic of Venice of the XV-XVI centuries.
Keywords: Andrea Vendramin, Miracles of the True Cross, processions, San Marco, Compagnie della Calza, Gentile Bellini, Venetian painting, Renaissance, Venice, Scuole Grandi
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