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

Keywords: the global art process, the main historical periods, the Enlightenment


The essence of the series of essays published by the magazine is that with the maximum compactness of the 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 various types of creativity (literature, fine art, architecture, music, theater and cinema). At the same time, the usual categorization of national schools and the 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 stages: the Ancient world, Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Postromanticism, Modern I, Modern II, Modern III, Postmodern, and as an afterword — "The Golden age of Russian artistic culture".

Epochs of World Artistic Culture