n the article the Modern era is considered as a significant shift in the various fields of culture: from rational discourse to sensual, material and corporal. This shift manifested itself both in philosophy and diverse social practices, including artistic quest (synthesis, synesthesia, universal sense). The article refers to the creative work of n.K. roerich and M.K. ciurlionis. The authors of the article show that interest in the myth, archaic, fantastic entails changes in the artistic language and painting technique. in russian Modern cosmic vision is closely linked to technical achievements and social myths.