An aesthetically meaningful
phenomenon originates as a model of spiritualization
– the only possible form of life.
Hierarchical connection between
meanings is the irreplaceable spiritual-symbolic
skeleton of the creative event. Its aesthetic
richness and complexity always corresponds to
the depth of its ethical meaning.
Any creative process is a moral
process and vice versa.
Creative activity and morality
are interconnected genetically through the sacrificial
aspect which always lies by their sources, reveals
the connection between genius and holiness,
and is rooted in the life of existential conscience
as its basic ethical effect.
“Genius and evil deed are incompatible” – A.
A true experiencing of beautiful
is always moral. Lying in this is the meaning
of the artistic creation. In the world of nature
beauty exists as a sensually attractive object.
As human’s inner life develops, every movement
of his soul becomes ever more morally tinted.
This new dimension of experience originated
together with the origination of the human being
and it is vitally important for him.
The aesthetic feeling manifests
itself as a form of veneration of life. Beauty
and knowledge exist in a morally constructed
space only, without of which man’s life is impossible
as such. Beauty takes part in the salvation
of the world.
The march of history is not
identical to moral progress and resembles varieties
of a personal fortune. There remains a certain
unpredictability and the mystery of the future.
The mutual genetic connection
between the creative and moral processes speaks
of the similarity of their occurrence and of
the simultaneousness of their realization. The
key place in the picture of the vegetation of
both moral and creative powers of man is taken
by the succession of the states of elan, fall
and redemption. The experiencing of these states
is present in the creative act, fills man’s
entire personal life, the life of social groups,
Our personality is embodied
in our creative work by the ethic of our beautiful.
September 1993 – July 2005
Translated by Yury Kupzov