Artistic Conflict

Conflict, Artistic

 

(Russian, kolliziia), the contradiction, clash, or struggle of forces in an artistic work. Introduced into aesthetics by G. Hegel, the term is used synonymously with konflikt, but it implies that the contradiction is on a historical, global, or universal scale. The contradiction is also an aspect of internal structure, the method rather than the object of artistic representation.

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I and the am-drama society decided to go our separate ways following an artistic conflict.
Major has recently described the voices of African American poets as being "constructed out of intense cultural and artistic conflict and cross-fertilization" ("Introduction" xli).
The background to the 1937 Munich exhibition, then, must encompass longstanding unease about modernism, the artistic conflicts of the late Wilhelmine Empire, and the Nazi association of modernism with the Weimar democracy, as well as precursor exhibitions or Schandausstellungeti (exhibitions of shame) that were held from 1933 onwards.
It dramatises the romantic and artistic conflicts of four characters.
The chapter on Bayreuth is fascinating, but I would have liked more than just passing remarks about the artistic conflicts between Wolfgang and Wieland Wagner as they worked to restore the Festival.