HEIDEGGER'S THEORIES AND THE STAINED GLASS

Ghioldus Andreea

Abstract


This paper work brings into discussion some of Martin Heidegger theories and analyze the way we can apply them in the stained glass situation. Will they apply in exactly the same way the philosopher says or there are some differences revealed by the different characteristic of the stained glass? The work is divided in two parts. The first part discuss the Heidegger's theories about technology. The philosopher says that the technology affects the way the people relate to the nature and that they began to think only about the ways to exploit it. Well in this case, about stained glass, this problem is different, because by it's nature, the stained glass making process never change the relationship between the artist and the glass. So, no matter the tools used for making stained glass, the traditional ones or the computer, the creative process remains the same. The second part analyze another of Heidegger's concepts from his work “The Origin of Work of Art” which are the thing, the tool and the work of art. Heidegger says that an object can be a thing or a tool or a work of art and that it can never accomplished more than one of these characteristics. Well here we can see that stained glass have different rules. It's duplicity allow it to be a work of art and a tool in the same time. And even if it lose the tool characteristic, it always keep the work of art characteristic.

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European Scientific Journal (ESJ)

 

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