'Space and Time, Sublimated' : Science in Balla, Boccioni, Cendrars and Survage. / Robertson, Eric.

Art and Science in Word and Image: Exploration and Discovery. ed. / Jan Baetens; Christopher Murray; Sophie Stokes-Aymes; Keith Williams. Leiden : Brill Rodopi, 2019. p. 115-130 (Word and Image Interactions; Vol. 9).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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'Space and Time, Sublimated' : Science in Balla, Boccioni, Cendrars and Survage. / Robertson, Eric.

Art and Science in Word and Image: Exploration and Discovery. ed. / Jan Baetens; Christopher Murray; Sophie Stokes-Aymes; Keith Williams. Leiden : Brill Rodopi, 2019. p. 115-130 (Word and Image Interactions; Vol. 9).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Harvard

Robertson, E 2019, 'Space and Time, Sublimated': Science in Balla, Boccioni, Cendrars and Survage. in J Baetens, C Murray, S Stokes-Aymes & K Williams (eds), Art and Science in Word and Image: Exploration and Discovery. Word and Image Interactions, vol. 9, Brill Rodopi, Leiden, pp. 115-130.

APA

Robertson, E. (2019). 'Space and Time, Sublimated': Science in Balla, Boccioni, Cendrars and Survage. In J. Baetens, C. Murray, S. Stokes-Aymes, & K. Williams (Eds.), Art and Science in Word and Image: Exploration and Discovery (pp. 115-130). (Word and Image Interactions; Vol. 9). Brill Rodopi.

Vancouver

Robertson E. 'Space and Time, Sublimated': Science in Balla, Boccioni, Cendrars and Survage. In Baetens J, Murray C, Stokes-Aymes S, Williams K, editors, Art and Science in Word and Image: Exploration and Discovery. Leiden: Brill Rodopi. 2019. p. 115-130. (Word and Image Interactions).

Author

Robertson, Eric. / 'Space and Time, Sublimated' : Science in Balla, Boccioni, Cendrars and Survage. Art and Science in Word and Image: Exploration and Discovery. editor / Jan Baetens ; Christopher Murray ; Sophie Stokes-Aymes ; Keith Williams. Leiden : Brill Rodopi, 2019. pp. 115-130 (Word and Image Interactions).

BibTeX

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abstract = "The acclaim of scientific advances is a familiar trope of the twentieth-century European avant-gardes. The Italian Futurists' concept of 'lines of force' derives from electromagnetism and field theory; French artist Robert Delaunay's path to abstraction was paved by the optical research of Young, Chevreul, Helmholtz and Rood; Blaise Cendrars's poems and essays borrow copiously from scientific theories. All were indebted to new discoveries in physics, astronomy and cosmology. This essay explores the prevalence of science in their work through some revealing case studies. As the essay argues, Balla's and Boccioni's understanding of 'lines of force' was highly intuitive, but nevertheless demonstrated the intent to grasp the underlying scientific principles. Blaise Cendrars's literary realisation of L{\'e}opold Survage's unfinished abstract film project Coloured Rhythms (1912-14) transposes Survage's painted forms into the context of space travel and extraordinary stellar phenomena. Inspired by experimental science, these writers and artists explored hitherto uncharted realms in highly creative yet at times ambivalent ways.",
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