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Art as Aesthetic Creation

Nick Zangwill

in Aesthetic Creation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261871
eISBN:
9780191718670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261871.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter articulates and defends the view that a work of art is the intentional product of aesthetic creative thought. The view, roughly, is that someone has an insight into an ... More


INTENTION AND THE CREATION OF ART

Paisley Livingston

in Art and Intention: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199278060
eISBN:
9780191602269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278067.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

An examination of the functions of intention in the making of art begins with the contrast between inspirationist and rationalist perspectives on artistic creativity. As an alternative, Livingston ... More


‘The Critic as Artist’

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses Oscar Wilde's essay The Critic as Artist, which suggests that the true critic of a work of art is the starting point for a new work of art. This interpretation of Wilde's essay ... More


The Expression Theory Again

Stephen Davies

in Philosophical Perspectives on Art

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199202423
eISBN:
9780191708541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202423.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter challenges the Expression Theory: a work of art expresses an emotion just in case the artist experienced the emotion and displayed this in her work. Artworks are not expressive in the ... More


Heidegger and the Question of Aesthetics

Paul Crowther

in Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244973
eISBN:
9780191697425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244973.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores Heidegger's aesthetic theory. Heidegger's response to the question of aesthetics is to be found mainly in Volume One of his Nietzsche study, and the well-known essay ‘The Origin ... More


The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

David Roberts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book sets out to demonstrate the centrality of the total work of art to European modernism since the French Revolution. The total work of art is usually understood as the intention to reunite ... More


Face Off: The Allegorical Image and Aesthetics

Brenda Machosky

in Structures of Appearing: Allegory and the Work of Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242849
eISBN:
9780823242887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242849.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter challenges Plato's exile of the poets and the defensive posture this typically provokes in literary scholars. A close reading of Plato, especially Republic and Ion, reveals that in the ... More


Three Concepts of Objectivity

Andrei Marmor

in Positive Law and Objective Values

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198268970
eISBN:
9780191713187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268970.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The conventional foundations of law and law's relative autonomy raise some difficult questions about the objectivity of law, morality, and the relations between them. This chapter analyzes various ... More


Conclusion

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0013
Subject:
Art, Art History

This concluding chapter argues that the idea of the total work of art can be described as both specter and founding myth of aesthetic modernism, the redemptive dream of the avant-gardes that brought ... More


The Rapture of Sensuousness: “Color Possesses Me … I Am a Painter”

in Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter analyzes the connection of Paul Klee's art and writings to the work of Martin Heidegger. It explains that many believed that Heidegger's thought was disconnected not only from the ... More


Religion and Art: Parsifal as Paradigm

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter analyzes the total work as symbol. Wagner’s Parsifal, one of the most important inspirations for the European symbolist movement, stands as the paradigm of the restoration of the ... More


The Symbolist Mystery

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter considers the reception of the idea of the total work of art in European symbolism, as it is reflected, on the one hand, in the tributes in the media of sculpture, painting, literature, ... More


The Connoisseurial Adviser: Matthew Prior, 1664–1721

Helen Jacobsen

in Luxury and Power: The Material World of the Stuart Diplomat, 1660-1714

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693757
eISBN:
9780191731976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693757.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The cultural activities of Matthew Prior demonstrate that, far from being a privileged occupation of high-ranking diplomats, collecting was a widespread phenomenon in the diplomatic service and ... More


Staging the Absolute

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter explores Nietzsche and Mallarmé’s critical response to Wagner, where they articulate the two poles of the total work, the political and the spiritual, respectively. Both Mallarmé and ... More


Heidegger, Klee's Turn, and the Origin of the Work of Art

in Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter analyzes Martin Heidegger's interpretation of Paul Klee's works based on his essay The Origin of the Work of Art, explaining that Heidegger described Klee's works as he did the Greek ... More


Sailor Shanties

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0042
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The art of the folk singer, like all true art, is essentially un-self-conscious—the artistic result is not openly sought, but comes, as it were, by accident. In the same way the sailor, with the ... More


Bra vs. Bra: Feminist Intimate Apparel Art

Jill Fields

in An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie, and Sexuality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223691
eISBN:
9780520941137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223691.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the changes in intimate apparel from the 1960s until present times. It analyzes the various feminist works of art that represent undergarments, and notes that some exhibited ... More


The Promised Land: Toward a Retotalized Theatre

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0009
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter examines the total work as the regeneration of sacred theatre. It considers three dramatists of the 1920s: Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Paul Claudel, and Bertolt Brecht, together with Antonin ... More


Two: Dwelling: Between Poiēsis and Technē

Gabriel Riera

in Intrigues: From Being to the Other

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226719
eISBN:
9780823235315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226719.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the contribution of German philosopher Martin Heidegger to literary theory. In his book Being and Time, Heidegger has provided important insights into ... More


National Regeneration

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0010
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter examines two texts—Romain Rolland’s Théâtre du peuple (1903) and Gabriele d’Annunzio’s novel Il fuoco (1900)—both of which represent in particularly clear fashion at the turn of the ... More


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