Maxim KantorCorresponding author

The Renaissance versus the Avant-Garde

18/2 - Fall 2013, pages 139-168
Date of online publication: 15 January 2014
Date of publication: 05 January 2014


The essay contrasts two recurring phenomena of European culture: renaissance and avant-garde. The author discusses the paradigmatic Renaissance of 15th and 16th centuries and the paradigmatic Avant-Garde of early 20th century from the point of view of a practicing artist, interested in philosophical, social, religious, and political involvements of artists and their creation. The author shows the artistic and social history of 20th century as a struggle between the Avant-Garde and the Renaissance ideals, which, as he points out, found a fertile ground in in the 20 years that followed immediately the Second World War.


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Kantor, Maxim. “The Renaissance versus the Avant-Garde.” Forum Philosophicum 18, no. 2 (2013): 139–68. doi:10.35765/forphil.2013.1802.09.