Victor Shklovosky, a founder of the OPAYAZ group in Russia, occupies a significant position in Russian Formalism by introducing his literary concept of art as. Art as a Technique by viktor Shklovsky. Shklovsky brings out that there comes a point were perceptions become habitual thus becoming. Art as Technique has 30 ratings and 4 reviews. zeynab said: it is a sufficient introductory Victor Shklovsky is perhaps best known for developing the concept of.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This difference is the manipulation of form, or the artist’s technique, which is the key to the creation of art. He is shkllovsky of the major figures associated with Russian formalism.

Shklovsky explains that the technique of art is, the process of making objects different and difficult; and there is a connection; the more different the more difficult and object is, the more time you will spend perceiving it. This I believe is formed by the massive market and reproduction system consolidated in the twentieth century. Georgina Merry rated it really liked it Oct 27, The artifact itself is quite unimportant.

Shklovsky provides several examples from the work of Tolstoy and I believe he proves his point of contention quite well.

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But Shklovsky then notes how habitual thinking or non-thinkingepitomized in algebraic symbolism, dulls our sensory experience.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It allows us to glide unquestioningly over axioms. The purpose of art, then, is to lead us to a knowledge of a thing through the organ of sight instead of recognition. Some restrictions may apply to use of individual images which are separately licensed. Art as Technique by Victor Shklovsky Victor Shklovosky, a founder of the OPAYAZ group in Russia, occupies a significant position in Russian Formalism by introducing his literary concept of art as technique, thereby making the notion of defamiliarization as a central tenet of the Russian Formalism.

Here is where I really think that art is more than just causing a person to ponder in its perception, I think that the idea that art is something out of the ordinary unconscious life is true, there has to be a distinction between every day mundane things and art.


They offer new, unique ways of looking at things. Our joy comes from this scenic ride to familiar places, rather than the boring highway that normal communication entails.

The history of earlier contributions by wikipedians is accessible to researchers here: As Shklovsky notes, 19th century Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy uses this technique throughout his works. According to Shklovsky the technique is meant to challenge the reader’s or viewer’s expectations and jar their sensibilities.

Art as a Technique by viktor Shklovsky

Shklovsky was born in St. And with defamiliarization come both the slowing down and the increased difficulty impeding of the process of reading and comprehending and an awareness of the artistic procedures devices causing them.

The argument cleverly begins by quoting the still accepted maxim that poe And art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stony.

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The term was first coined in by Victor Shklovsky or Shklovskijone of the leading figures of the movement in literary criticism known as Russian Formalism. Art is a means of experiencing the process of creativity. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Art as Technique by Victor Shklovsky

Art is a way of experiencing the artfulness of an object; the object is not important. Naomi rated it really liked it Jan 28, During the First World Warhe volunteered for the Russian Army and eventually became a driving trainer in an armoured car unit in St. I do not consider myself a true artist, save in one matter: Gevorg Yeghikyan rated it liked it Jun 04, Ecocriticism and Italy and Viktor Shklovsky: Shklovsky is perhaps best known for developing the concept of ostranenie or defamiliarization also translated as “estrangement” in literature.

Zeynep Kirazoglu rated it it was ok Jun 03, In literary criticism it would provide an important precursor to the development of both Structuralism and Post-structuralism. Shklovsky brings out that there comes a point were perceptions become habitual thus becoming unconsciously automatic. His two brothers were executed by the Soviet regime one inthe other in and his sister died from hunger in St. Saint PetersburgRussian Empire. MoscowSoviet Union.



History of “Defamiliarization” Note: The technique for him is not automatic and static. The image can be given a prosaic presentation but it is not art because the form is not interesting, it is automatic. Retrieved from techniqke https: In this sense, the work of art is an artistic use of language where in we can invent newer and newer literary devices to create defamiliarization in literary devices to create defmilarization in literature so that the result in literary work is the experience of new satisfactions and perspectives.

Formalism focused on the artistic strategies of the author and made the literary text itself, and shmlovsky the historical, social or political aspects of the work of art, the focus of its study.

The technique of art is to make objects ‘unfamiliar’, to make forms difficult, to increase the difficulty and length of perception because the shklovvsky of perception is techniaue aesthetic end in itself and must be prolonged. Anna Stankova rated it it was amazing Mar 24, By “enstranging” objects and complicating form, the device of art makes perception long and “laborious.

In the essay Shklovsky argues that such a shopworn understanding fails to address the major feature of art, which is not to be found in its content but its form.

Life as a Novel” documentary film by Vladimir Nepevny. Defamiliarization is one of the shklovaky concepts of Russian Formalism and Shklovsky is one of its most important theorists. He gives the example of Tolstoy and the idea of flogging.