From Mythical to Mathematical Orientation: The "Cosmologicon" of the Hamburg Planetarium as a Branch of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg

Autores

  • Uwe Fleckner Universität Hamburg

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36025/arj.v9i1.29654

Palavras-chave:

History of astrology and astronomy, Cultural education, Art and reproduction, Artworks as media of reflection

Resumo

Aby Warburg’s “Collection of images on the history of astronomy and astrology”, opened 1930 in the Hamburg planetarium as a permanent exhibition, was the only completed project of his famous “image series” (the Atlas Mnemosyne included). Considered as a didactic tool for the citizens of Hamburg to understand the cultural history of astrology and astronomy, it assembled a wide range of reproductions of stars, constellations and superstitious as well as scientific images depicted in the arts from “primitive” peoples to the era of Dürer, Luther and Kepler. Warburg’s ambition was to create a reflexive distance (Denkraum) between men and the threatening phenomena experienced while looking into the sky: “The history of astronomy shows the manifold forms of human views of the world. Setting out from fear of demons and magic, humanity always has to travel afresh the path to the abstract logic of scientific observation”.

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Biografia do Autor

Uwe Fleckner, Universität Hamburg

Uwe Fleckner é professor de História da Arte na Universidade de Hamburgo e diretor da Warburg House. Coeditor da coleção que publica obras de Carl Einstein e Aby Warburg, é autor de inúmeras publicações sobre arte desde o século XVIII até o presente.

Referências

Uwe Fleckner, ‘“... von kultischer Praktik zur mathematischen Kontemplation – und zurück’”: Aby Warburgs Bildersammlung zur Geschichte von Sternglaube und Sternkunde im Hamburger Planetarium’, in Horst Bredekamp, Michael Diers and Charlotte Schoell-Glass (eds): Akten des internationalen Aby Warburg-Symposions Hamburg 1990, Weinheim, 1991, pp. 313-334.

Uwe Fleckner et al. (eds), Aby Warburg: Bildersammlung zur Geschichte von Sternglaube und Sternkunde im Hamburger Planetarium, Hamburg, 1993.

Aby Warburg, Ausstellungen und Bilderreihen (Uwe Fleckner and Isabella Woldt, eds), Berlin, 2012 (Gesammelte Schriften: Studienausgabe, Vol. II.2).

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Publicado

28-07-2022

Como Citar

FLECKNER, U. From Mythical to Mathematical Orientation: The "Cosmologicon" of the Hamburg Planetarium as a Branch of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg. ARJ – Art Research Journal: Revista de Pesquisa em Artes, [S. l.], v. 9, n. 1, 2022. DOI: 10.36025/arj.v9i1.29654. Disponível em: https://periodicos.ufrn.br/artresearchjournal/article/view/29654. Acesso em: 18 ago. 2022.

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Seção

Monstros e esferas celestiais / Monstruos y esferas celestes