Vol. 3 No. 2 (2010): Costellazioni tempestive. Warburg- Adorno-Benjamin, Adorno
Articles

Mnemosyne. Un Trauerspiel moderno da Amburgo. In bianco e nero

Published May 15, 2012
Keywords
  • Warburg,
  • Trauerspiel,
  • Mnemosyne
How to Cite
Pallotto, M. (2012). Mnemosyne. Un Trauerspiel moderno da Amburgo. In bianco e nero. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-11013

Abstract

Warburg’s inquiry does not oppose Renaissance to Baroque; on the contrary the Renaissance shows here the features of those melancholy which for Benjamin belongs to the seventeen-century “Trauerspiel”. The melancholy constellation of the past, the mirror in which – both for Benjamin and for Warburg – actuality looks at itself, is enlightened in Benjamin by a redemption spark that is denied to Warburg. The set of photographic fragments to which, like a modern “Trauerspiel”, the “Mnemosyne Atlas” reduces the world does’t admit indeed any transcendence.

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