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Neither Eyewitnesses, Nor Windows to the Past, but Valuable Testimony in its Own Right: Remarks on Iconography, Source Criticism and Ancient Data-processing

CHRISTOPH UEHLINGER

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores the potential use of visual sources, together with the methods employed for studying them, such as iconography or iconology, for the history of ‘ancient Israel’. It describes ... More


What is Erotic Art?

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay argues that erotic art is art which aims to engage viewers sexually through explicit sexual content, and succeeds to some extent in doing so. The boundaries of the concept of erotic art, ... More


Verbal and Visual Images

David Brown

in God and Mystery in Words: Experience through Metaphor and Drama

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231836
eISBN:
9780191716201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231836.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter suggests that the preacher's words have the capacity to act just as sacramentally as any image: to draw the listener into an experience of the God who is always present and ready to ... More


Lucian's On Dancing and the Models for a Discourse on Pantomime *

Karin Schlapbach

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Lucian's On Dancing, one of the few surviving examples of a discourse offering a sustained treatment of pantomime dancing. The chapter aims to show that the use of rhetorical ... More


Art and Its Publics, c. 1800

James J. Sheehan

in Unity and Diversity in European Culture c.1800

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263822
eISBN:
9780191734960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263822.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by sketching the principal ingredients of what Paul Kristeller called ‘the modern system of the arts’: the concept of art itself; art as created by an artist; and art as public. ... More


Empirical Investigation of an Aesthetic Experience with Art

Paul J. Locher

in Aesthetic Science: Connecting Minds, Brains, and Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732142
eISBN:
9780199918485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732142.003.0040
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the contribution that recent experimental research has made to the understanding of a beholder’s aesthetic experience with visual art. The ... More


Seeing the Sacred

Gordon Graham

in The Re-enchantment of the World: Art versus Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199265961
eISBN:
9780191708756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265961.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter traces the rise of the ‘science of religion’ and traces its impact on painting and the visual arts. It focuses on the surrealist movement and argues that its attempt to depict a ... More


The Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics, Psychology, and Neuroscience: Studies in literature, music, and visual arts

Noël Carroll, Margaret Moore, and William P. Seeley

in Aesthetic Science: Connecting Minds, Brains, and Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732142
eISBN:
9780199918485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732142.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

There is growing interest in the relationship between research in cognitive science and our understanding of art and aesthetics. Cognitive science, in its broadest sense, is the study of how ... More


Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich 1909–2001

Michael Podro

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263020
eISBN:
9780191734199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

Ernst Gombrich was a prominent art historian in the UK and probably its best known humanist scholar during the last forty years of the 20th century. The status derived from two apparently unrelated ... More


Conclusion: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Jeffrey Morrison

in Winckelmann and the Notion of Aesthetic Education

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159124
eISBN:
9780191673504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159124.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

While many accepted Winckelmann's theories of art production and many of his characteristic critical epithets, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe remained obsessed with visual arts, which is central to ... More


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