ESSAY in Cardinal Points

BEINS AND BEINGS: ANTHROPOMORPHISM IN THE ART OF FELIX LEMBERSKY

When Galya asked her father, artist Felix Lembersky, to help her understand poetry, he recited Vladimir Mayakovsky’s “Comrade Nette—Steamship and Man.” He spoke about the metaphor as of the vital instrument of artistic expression, and of anthropomorphism as of a means to reveal the human condition through things transformed into symbols. He argued that art cannot be explicit or didactic, as mandated by Socialist Realism, but rather should evoke emotional responses and create awareness. For Lembersky, the poem conveyed the spirit of the avant-garde and the direction he was taking in his own art.

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