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Truth be told, the best thing about Melancholia is its title. In an era where pop therapy abounds, true melancholy and its affinity to beauty needs to be rehabilitated—and of course differentiated from the more banal categories of “mental illness” and “depression.” In a pivotal phase of German Romanticism exemplified by Novalis’ poetry, the quintessentially melancholy category of “longing” is linked with a quest for the “unattainable.” Yet there’s also a tangibly utopian element to Novalis’ melancholy, personified by his dictum, “All representation rests on making present that which is not present.” Or as Max Blechman puts it in his essay “The Revolutionary Dream of Early German Romanticism, the Romantics pantheistic faith points to how art and religion are fundamentally one and the same activity. For is not art the desire to see the real in the ideal, to enliven the ideal behind the real, to transform unconscious idealism into conscious idealism—and is this not done through faith in the ideal?”

Jan Kriwol and Aneta Faner

Cette série est le fruit d’une collaboration entre le photographe polonais Jan Kriwol et la designer Aneta Faner. Inspirée par la gravure « Melancholia I » d’Albrecht Dürer, cette création dévoile un polyèdre mystérieux, dont la luminosité semble réagir à l’ambiance sonore, et semblant symboliser la mélancholie. Un rendu très réussi à découvrir à travers plusieurs clichés ainsi que de courtes vidéos au sein de l’article.