INVESTIGATION OF AN ARTISTIC IMAGE OF A LITERARY WORK (DONNA TARTT’S NOVEL “A SECRET HISTORY”)


  • Antonina Muntian
Keywords: literary work, artistic image, literary aesthetics, expressive means, stylistic forms, concepts

Abstract

The aim of the article is to research the artistic image of a literary work. In modern linguistics, interest to the study of artistic image is traditionally considered to be one of the conceptual. Modern psycholinguistics and literary studies direct their scientific potential into the realm of individualism and anthropocentrism, thus contributing to further “decoding” of the phenomenon of artistic image. It is the artistic image; its essence that reflects the forms of perception of reality by the author and its specific refraction. Artistic image has a variety of functions – not only purely aesthetic, but also value-semantic, communicative, psycho-emotional, educational, etc. It is also the symbolic aspect of the content of the artistic image that has various forms of manifestation at all levels of its structure: from the level of elementary sign and artistic reception to the level of archetypal, deep meaning of the work as a complex and holistic artistic world. Thus, the process of creating an artistic image is an act of individual dexterity, the desire to embody the aesthetic ideal, “to decode” the universal secrets of the artistic culture of mankind. The artistic image is a connecting link between the real world and its representation, the living “cell.” Artistic image is the projection of the inner world of the author, the realization of the creative “I-concept”, a personalized dimension of being. The basic structure of an artwork can be represented by a scheme: an expressive element – an artistic element – an image. Obviously, the hierarchical structure of the work does not end with this, because the work does not consist directly of images – the latter also forms certain structures and integrity within the scope of the work. Traditionally, such integrity is achieved with the help of the concepts of the plot and composition.

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Published
2019-09-07
How to Cite
Muntian, A. (2019). INVESTIGATION OF AN ARTISTIC IMAGE OF A LITERARY WORK (DONNA TARTT’S NOVEL “A SECRET HISTORY”). English and American Studies, (16), 172-179. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15421/381924
Section
RELEVANT ISSUES OF LITERARY STUDIES AND STYLISTICS