TheValues of Antiquity in Contemporary Literature and Arts

Paula Onofrei


Starting from the books Critères esthétiques et jugement de gout of Yves Michaud and The Transfiguration of the Commonplace of Arthur Danto, the aim of the present article is to underline the influence of the values which are specific to Antiquity over modern and contemporary art and over literature which, in time, has proven to be an important pillar of the development of human society. We based our research on the contribution of ancient people to the subsequent development of different periods of artistic creation, starting from the ancient Kalos kagathos and underlining its connections with modern and contemporary art and also literature, in Evgheni Vodolazkin’s Laur.  

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