I. V. Klyueva (Saransk, Russia). Ethnic and esthetics of Mordovians as a basis for the works of S. D. Erzia

Ethnic and esthetics of Mordovians as a basis for the works of  S. D. Erzia

Klyueva Irina V.,
Candidate Sc. {Philosophy}, Professor, Department of Cultural Studies and Ethnic Culture, Ogarev Mordovia State University (Saransk, Russia), klyueva_irina@mail.ru

It studies the connection of the works of the sculptor S. Erzia with the ethnic and esthetics of Mordovian people, primarily with the aesthetic perception of a tree. It makes a review of statements made by Argentine cultural figures about the “dialogue” of the Russian sculptor with the nature of Latin America.

Keywords: S. D. Erzia; sculpture of the XX century; wood sculpture; culture of Mordovian people; ethnic and esthetics; Russian-Argentine cultural connections.

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