Date of Award
Senior Scholars Paper (Open Access)
Colby College. Art Dept.
Henry O. Schmidt
Philip S. Bither
German-Austrian Robert Musil (1880-1942) is considered an artist with an extremely unorthodox conception of art to a basic human problem. In his time, there existed a dissociation of substance from social values. Musil actually started with this foundation in considering the taunting dilemma that the accelerating technology of the century is overstepping each day the ability of the human mind to adjust to it. Musil maintained that social organization, patterns of thought and cherished ideals correspond to a reality that no longer exists
Robert Musil, unorthodox art, dissociation social values
Recommended CitationPeters, Cynthia J., "Musilian Concept of Modern Man" (1963). Senior Scholar Papers. Paper 251.
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