monumentalism

monumentalism

the state of having large and grand characteristics. — monumentallty, n.
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Likhachev argued that Muscovite culture under Ivan IV was dominated by what he called "second monumentalism.
In past years, and perhaps even now in some quarters ignorant of progress, such a magisterial work delivered by a choir of these numbers would have invoked monumentalism and imposing grandeur - and would have missed the point of this joyous amalgam of operatic aria, dance-template, and sturdy stiffening.
Few artists can successfully achieve monumentalism by way of such intimate, fragile and evocative porcelain structures as Egan.
Throughout the exhibition, there is that characteristically Venetian sense of the fixed playing off against the fleeting, which is crowned by the works of Canaletto and the Guardis, who found a type of monumentalism in the city's ephemeral entertainments.
repudiates "modernist claims for the autonomy, monumentalism, and
The piece touched issues of long interest to me: ambitious art beyond museums and galleries; monumentalism (whose latest controversy is the World Trade Center memorial); and different types of irony at play in the gazes of the entitled and the marginalized.
In chapter 6, the central character is the Vittoriano, whose marbled monumentalism confronts--or affronts--all visitors to the city today.
Its location, in view of the Voortrekker monument is particularly strategic, offering the view of a museum to the static monumentalism of the Voortrekkers.
SOCHI, Russia -- With an outsize extravaganza that reached deep into the repertoire of classical music and ballet, traversed the sights and sounds of the world's largest geopolitical expanse, soared into outer space and swept across 400 years of history in a celebration of everything from Czarist military might to Soviet monumentalism, a swaggering, resurgent Russia turned its Olympic aspirations into reality Friday night.
Whereas Walther's early Body Shapes were anti-monumental in that they were complete only when in contact with a human body, the new works tweak monumentalism with unexpected forms and upholstery materials--Minimalism gone all loose and loopy.
Here, in case we miss Makavejev's point, revolutionary monumentalism merges seamlessly with commodification.
Thus in a state-published book of 1936 which today would give cynical unchurched capitalists a good anti-'utopic' laugh there still reverberates something of the promised Kingdom of Justice where the figures of Kuzma PetrovVodkin (1878-1939) are said to offer 'a tendency to monumentalism, decorativeness, and stylization [read abstraction] which strengthens his art as a reflection of future life'; and in what would prove to be late Soviet art a certain cross motif stage design by Lev Nusberg (b.