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Meanings Of Abstract Art

Author : Paul Crowther
ISBN : 9780415899932
Genre : Art
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Traditional art is based on conventions of resemblance between the work and that which it is a representation "of". Abstract art, in contrast, either adopts alternative modes of visual representation or reconfigures mimetic convention. This book explores the relation of abstract art to nature (taking nature in the broadest sense—the world of recognisable objects, creatures, organisms, processes, and states of affairs). Abstract art takes many different forms, but there are shared key structural features centered on two basic relations to nature. The first abstracts from nature, to give selected aspects of it a new and extremely unfamiliar appearance. The second affirms a natural creativity that issues in new, autonomous forms that are not constrained by mimetic conventions. (Such creativity is often attributed to the power of the unconscious.) The book covers three categories: classical modernism (Mondrian, Malevich, Kandinsky, Arp, early American abstraction); post-war abstraction (Pollock, Still, Newman, Smithson, Noguchi, Arte Povera, Michaux, postmodern developments); and the broader historical and philosophical scope.

Representations Of Pain In Art And Visual Culture

Author : Maria Pia Di Bella
ISBN : 9781136213021
Genre : Art
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The presentation of bodies in pain has been a major concern in Western art since the time of the Greeks. The Christian tradition is closely entwined with such themes, from the central images of the Passion to the representations of bloody martyrdoms. The remnants of this tradition are evident in contemporary images from Abu Ghraib. In the last forty years, the body in pain has also emerged as a recurring theme in performance art. Recently, authors such as Elaine Scarry, Susan Sontag, and Giorgio Agamben have written about these themes. The scholars in this volume add to the discussion, analyzing representations of pain in art and the media. Their essays are firmly anchored on consideration of the images, not on whatever actual pain the subjects suffered. At issue is representation, before and often apart from events in the world. Part One concerns practices in which the appearance of pain is understood as expressive. Topics discussed include the strange dynamics of faked pain and real pain, contemporary performance art, international photojournalism, surrealism, and Renaissance and Baroque art. Part Two concerns representations that cannot be readily assigned to that genealogy: the Chinese form of execution known as lingchi (popularly the "death of a thousand cuts"), whippings in the Belgian Congo, American lynching photographs, Boer War concentration camp photographs, and recent American capital punishment. These examples do not comprise a single alternate genealogy, but are united by the absence of an intention to represent pain. The book concludes with a roundtable discussion, where the authors discuss the ethical implications of viewing such images.

Psychology And Philosophy Of Abstract Art

Author : Paul M.W. Hackett
ISBN : 9781137483324
Genre : Psychology
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This book examines how we perceive and understand abstract art in contrast to artworks that represent reality. Philosophical, psychological and neuroscience research, including the work of philosopher Paul Crowther, are considered and out of these approaches a complex model is developed to account for this experience. The understanding embodied in this model is rooted in facet theory, mapping sentences and partially ordered analyses, which together provide a comprehensive understanding of the perceptual experience of abstract art.

The Phenomenology Of Modern Art

Author : Paul Crowther
ISBN : 9781441142580
Genre : Art
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The first sustained phenomenological approach to modern art, taking a new approach and drawing upon an unsual selection of thinkers.

Advances In Consumer Research

Author : Association for Consumer Research (U.S.).
ISBN : 0915552493
Genre : Business & Economics
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Feminismus Materialit T Materialismus

Author : Imke Leicht
ISBN : 3847405764
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Abstraction In The Twentieth Century

Author : Mark Lawrence Rosenthal
ISBN : UOM:49015002651520
Genre : Art
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Exhibition: 2/9/-5/12/96, Distributed by Abrams.

The Art Bulletin

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Genre : Art
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Includes section: Notes and reviews.

Whitaker S Books In Print

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Painting In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence

Author : David Moos
ISBN : MINN:31951P001791413
Genre : Architecture
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* A significant contribution to the understanding of painting today * Writings by established artists, critics, art historians and philosophers * Demonstrates the continuing strength and versatility of painting in today's multimedia age * Paintings extensively illustrated in colour, including a folded colour insert of a unique 15th-century manuscript

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