The problem of ecstasy in artistic creativity
Authors: Voropayev Y. P., Voronina H. L.
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Searching ecstasy as a delirium, aesthetic shock, not identical to cathartic cleansing, at all times motivated artist to create, performance, and audience – to perception an artistic work. This article examines some mechanisms, which are leading servant of the muses to an ecstasy. These are a) ultimate concentration on the image, conscious or imposed from the outside through the powerful means, imitating (kind of mimesis), artistic reincarnation; b) Nietzschean Dionysian «intoxicating» consciousness expansion, which accept this world in his all disastrous fullness; c) «staying in nothingness», consciousness desolation, which is condition of illumination and acquisition of transcendental truths. These mechanisms are different from a variety of techniques leading to catharsis. Research materials can clarify understanding of the mechanisms of aesthetic reaction and the factors that motivate an artist to creativity; also they must enrich the pedagogy of art and the professional activity of artists.