About the Journal
Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis (AAAV) is a peer-reviewed quarterly published since 1993 and intended for the study of art history and visual culture with an emphasis on the arts and their contexts. AAAV aims to promote scholarly research into European culture, to develop a shared perspective in art history, and encourage encounters, dialogues, and collaboration based on mutual awareness and the search for new approaches.
The articles were reviewed by two experts.
The subject of this volume of Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis – the reflection of visions, legends, dreams and fantasies in art – is intriguing and multi-faceted. Geographically it includes European art and mostly focuses on Lithuania. The chronology of the works discussed in the publications extends from the 16th century until our days.
Artistic imagination has been playing a very important role in artistic work at all times – it engenders a different artistic reality which is not identical to the realism of the visible world. Sometimes, imagination is awakened by myths and legends, and sometimes, by the plots of religious art related to the experiences of the Otherworld and visions. The theme of dreams related both to artists’ dreams or their efforts to visualize the visions or dreams experienced by other persons is not infrequent both in secular and sacral art.
Texts by various authors, art historians and artists included in this publication address quite a wide range of issues of the interaction of visionariness, legends, dreams and art. The publications are divided according to their nature into scholarly articles and written sources presented at the end of the publication.
Edited by Rūta Janonienė
Release date: 2022
Format: 17 x 24
Print run: 200
eISSN 2783-6843 | ISSN 1392-0316