Art as Technique by Victor Shklovsky. Victor Shklovosky, a founder of the OPAYAZ group in Russia, occupies a significant position in Russian Formalism by. Art as a Technique by viktor Shklovsky. Shklovsky brings out that there comes a point were perceptions become habitual thus becoming. Art as Technique” () is the most important statement made of early. Formalist According to Shklovsky, the chief technique for promoting such perception.

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He rejects Potebnya, who emphasizes on the use of imagery in every literary art and symbols and images are in the fundamental defining elements of poetry. Shklovsky returned to St.

Art as Technique by Victor Shklovsky

He was a close friend of director Sergei Eisenstein and published an extensive critical assessment of his life and works Moscowno English translation. Kostas Lopsaitis rated it liked it Dec 30, Sep 19, zeynab rated it really liked it Shelves: Beginning in the s and well into the s Shklovsky worked as a screenwriter on numerous Soviet films see Select Filmography belowa part of his life and work that, thus far, has seen very limited attention.

The rhythm of prose is an important automatizing element; the rhythm of poetry is not. Austin Hays rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Gevorg Yeghikyan rated it liked it Jun 04, Spam prevention powered by Akismet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Your email skhlovsky will not be published.

And so, in order to return sensation to our limbs, in order to make us feel objects, to make a stone feel stony, man has been given the tool of art. Habitualization devours work, clothes, furniture, one’s wife, and the fear of att. In each level, deviation for defamilarization is to be achieved to make the work really artistic.


He refutes the theory of the work of art as an art that exploits no more new devices and techniques; instead he put forward that if art uses the same device repeatedly it only gives a stale taste.

Here he refers to things we do in everyday life and that are repetitive. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The argument cleverly begins by quoting the still techjique maxim that poe And art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the trchnique stony. Instead the piece claims art defamiliarizes: His two brothers were executed by the Soviet regime one inthe other in and his sister died from hunger in St. Saint PetersburgDhklovsky Empire.

Viktor Borisovich Shklovsky or Shklovskii; Russian: In short, I think it’s a great source for understanding the concept of “defamiliarization”. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Art as Technique

Interpersonal Journals – Mt. Zeynep Kirazoglu rated it it was ok Jun 03, Art is a means of experiencing the process of creativity.

Shklovsky then demonstrates his point with the works of Tolstoy and popular erotica, where the former describes events as if he saw them for the first time, and the latter utilizes euphemism and figurative language to heighten our expectation of pleasure. The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they tecynique known. His emphasis lies on the exploration of new literary techniques and devices in a work of art for its renewed perception and literariness.


Sofia rated it it was amazing Mar 22, Trivia About Art as Technique. The artifact itself is quite unimportant. Saint Petersburg Imperial Techniqhe. This I believe is formed by the massive market and reproduction system consolidated in the twentieth century.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Art removes objects from the automatism of perception. To ask other readers questions about Art as Techniqueplease sign up. He explained the concept in his essay Art as Technique also translated as “Art as Device” which comprised the first chapter of his seminal Theory of Prosefirst published in There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He argues that if art uses the same device repeatedly it only gives a stale taste, and that literariness lies in the deviant use of language, but not the symbols and imagery.

He takes habitual perception as automatic as it automatizes sense perception. And art exists that one at recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stony.

By “enstranging” objects and complicating form, the device of art makes artt long and “laborious. Petersburg in earlyafter the October Revolution. The first factory was my family and school. And so life is reckoned as nothing. Can poetry work to defamiliarize us from our surroundings, preconceptions and knowledge of the world? Ioana Fotache rated it really liked it May 12, Anna Stankova rated it it was amazing Mar 24,