CARLO LEVIS PICTORIAL WORDS: LITERARY AND COGNITIVE MODERNIZING POTENTIAL IN AUTHORS ENVISIONMENT OF THE PAST

  • Bandalo, V.
Abstract:
This paper aims at focusing on cognitive meaning of Carlo Levi’s work, based on his evidentiated historiographical, socio-cultural, ethnographic and anthropological interest, with the objective of exploring how the traces of memory, suggesting nostalgic attitude, but also dualistically drawn toward the future, are aspects which substantiate his pictorial search and reflection on art matters. Concomitantly, the purpose is to elucidate compositional elements of literary derivation or those that reflect themselves on the literary field. By putting the accent on the character of Levi’s pictorial manner in its iconographical, photographic or architectonic concreteness, which takes place in the interaction between objectivity of the matrix and personal vision, in consonance with features of Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Realism, maintaining meridionalistic trait as well, it is being analyzed how modernizing tendencies involve recognition of the past, represented in its figurative symbology. It is thus deduced that it can be configured in the form of objects of memory, sometimes minimal, as relics of the past, articulated as an interplay of visual and literary. Since pictorial sense permeates Carlo Levi’s essayism and narrativity, intrinsic dichotomy historicity-atemporality is underscored, hence demonstrating in scientifically innovative manner that in such a perspective archetypal mythology, in which is inscribed spiritual connotation, can be impregnated with the idea of the future.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2020
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
Carlo Levi; Italian literature; modernity; visuality; figurative symbology
Volume:
7
SGEM Book title:
7th SWS International Scientific Conference on Arts And Humanities - ISCAH 2020
Book number:
1
SGEM Series:
SWS International Scientific Conferences on ART and HUMANITIES - ISCAH
Pages:
109-114
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
25-27 August, 2020
ISBN:
978-619-7603-00-2
ISSN:
2682-9940
Conference:
7th SWS International Scientific Conference on Arts And Humanities - ISCAH 2020, 25-27 August, 2020
DOI:
10.5593/sws.iscah.2020.7.1/s25.13
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