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How far can Nietzsche's distinction between Apollonian and Dionysian illuminate shamanism and prehistoric rock art?
Although tragedy had been destroyed by the later Greek attempts to eliminate the Dionysian element-giving rise to the "Socratic" (theoretical, rationalist, scientific) culture that still dominated Europe-Nietzsche hoped for a "rebirth of tragedy" through a realliance of Apollonian and Dionysian impulses (pp.
The first panel is Nietzsche's more familiar account of the Apollonian and Dionysian forces as they manifest themselves in ancient Greece before being repressed by the third, Socratic, force (BT [section][section]1-13).
The satyr's embodiment of either the old orality of French poetry or the printed French language's challenge to Greek and Latin recalls the "uneasy co-existence" (90) of Apollonian and Dionysian music making in pictorial arts at Fontainebleau.
Readers will also discover within these poems an unasserting, quiet consideration of the relationship of high art and popular, the Apollonian and Dionysian, the metaphysical and the physical.
He and Doris Humphrey, his mentor, spoke constantly about the contrast between Apollonian and Dionysian qualities.