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The Scope and Value of the Artistic Image

Paul Crowther

in Defining Art, Creating the Canon: Artistic Value in an Era of Doubt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210688
eISBN:
9780191705762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210688.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter develops all the book's themes further still through a sustained consideration of the aesthetic as it is developed through style in the making of artistic images. The scope of the image ... More


Emotion in Response to 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/9780199206179.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay surveys the range of philosophical problems that can be encompassed under the rubric, emotion in response to art. It details five such problems, according most of its attention to the ... More


Abstraction and modern Chinese art

David Clarke

in Chinese Art and Its Encounter with the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083060
eISBN:
9789882209794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083060.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Linear stories of modern art's development have characteristically been formalistic ones, and although such narratives have not always treated abstraction as essential to artistic progress, they have ... More


Art in Christian Traditions

Frank Burch Brown

in Good Taste, Bad Taste, & Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158724
eISBN:
9780199849567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158724.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Not everyone who is perceived to be religious or follows a spiritual path is gifted with a keen taste for the arts, or chooses to practice this taste. The pursuit of true religion, however, because ... More


Alienation and Disalienation in Abstract Art

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/9780199244973.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

To be alienated is to be estranged from something. In the case of abstract art, its critics have held that such works are alienated in the sense of embodying a flight from reality into a vacuous ... More


Breaking the Religious Image: Reinventing Religion in Art

Alena Alexandrova (ed.)

in Breaking Resemblance: The Role of Religious Motifs in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823274475
eISBN:
9780823274529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274475.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

The chapter provides an overview of two tendencies in the transformation of the status of religious motifs in art starting with the painting of Caspar David Friedrich and ending with Expressionism. ... More


Art Compositions Elicit Distributed Activation in the Human Brain

Alumit Ishai

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/9780199732142.003.0074
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Recent functional brain imaging studies suggest that viewing abstract art is not a passive process, but rather a dynamic cognitive function that engages distributed cortical networks activated during ... More


Between Critical Displacements and Spiritual Affirmations

Alena Alexandrova (ed.)

in Breaking Resemblance: The Role of Religious Motifs in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823274475
eISBN:
9780823274529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274475.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter provides an overview of the transformation of the status of religious motifs in the visual art from Surrealism to the late 1990s. When detached from their initial contexts religious ... More


Modernism and the Medium: On Greenberg and Weber

Simon Morgan Wortham and Gary Hall

in Experimenting: Essays with Samuel Weber

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228140
eISBN:
9780823240975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228140.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The subtle, but precarious delineation of the aesthetic idea came to a head later with the advent of modernist abstraction in the twentieth century. At once, the fine line between modern abstract art ... More


Writing on Art

Robyn Ferrell

in Sacred Exchanges: Images in Global Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148801
eISBN:
9780231504423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148801.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that the figure for theoretical writing is not mastery, but abstraction. This focus on artistic abstraction is one way to understand theoretical writing itself as an abstract ... More


1971: A Year in the Life of Color

Darby English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226131054
eISBN:
9780226274737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226274737.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book explores the year 1971, when two exhibitions opened that brought modernist painting and sculpture into the burning heart of United States cultural politics: Contemporary Black Artists in ... More


Joyce, DADA & Co.: Modernist ConInfluences

Robert K. Weninger

in The German Joyce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041667
eISBN:
9780813043678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041667.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter engages with the peculiar “con-fluence” of Joyce starting to draft Ulysses in Zurich as of 1915 while, as of February 1916, Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara and Richard Huelsenbeck were staging ... 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


Towards a Comparative Approach to Empirical Aesthetics

Gesche Westphal-Fitch and W. Tecumseh Fitch

in Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199670000
eISBN:
9780191793479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670000.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Aesthetic proclivities should be studied across human cultures if shared building blocks of human aesthetic experience are to be described. Comparisons with animals are crucial to determine which ... More


Ekphrasis, Abstraction, and Myth: ‘From Psyche’s Journal’, Eurydice in the Underworld, ‘Requiem’

Georgina Colby

in Kathy Acker: Writing the Impossible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748683505
eISBN:
9781474426930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683505.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The final chapter of the study examines Acker’s practices of ekphrasis and reappropriation of mythology in her final works. Chapter six offers a close reading of ‘From Psyche’s Journal’, Acker’s ... More


Beyond Perception: When Music Moves Us

Patrik N. Juslin

in Musical Emotions Explained: Unlocking the Secrets of Musical Affect

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198753421
eISBN:
9780191842689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753421.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter sets out the aims and objectives of Part 3 of this book. It considers a fourth paradox regarding music and emotion: Music — an abstract form of art which appears removed from our ... More


Richmond

Cathy Curtis

in Alive Still: Nell Blaine, American Painter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190908812
eISBN:
9780190908843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908812.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Born in 1922 in Richmond, Virginia, Nell Blaine was a rebellious only child, a loner fussed over by her mother. Her early years were plagued by serious vision problems, finally corrected in her ... More


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