The Enlightenment (the Second Half of the 18th Century). Horizons of Light and Mind. First Essay

Keywords: the world artistic process, the main historical periods, the Enlightenment.


The essence of the series of essays
published by the magazine is that with
a maximum compactness of presentation
it provides a summary of the main
phenomena of world artistic culture
covered in general, both from the point
of view of the general historical process,
and in relation to the various forms
of art (literature, the visual arts, architecture,
music, theater and cinema). At the same
time, the usual categorization of national
schools and division into separate types
of art with the genre specification inherent
in each of them is overcome, which meets
the positive trends of globalization and
provides a holistic view of artistic phenomena.
The following artistic and historical periods
are considered in a stepwise manner: the Ancient world,
Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance,
the Baroque Period, the Enlightenment, Romanticism,
Post-Romanticism, the First Modern Period,
the Second Modern Period, the Third Modern Period,
the Postmodern Period, and as an afterword — “The Golden Age of Russian Artistic Culture”.

Epochs of World Artistic Culture