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Pantomime Performance and Figured Scenes on Roman Sarcophagi

Janet Huskinson

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/9780199232536.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the relationship between pantomime dance and funerary iconography in Roman society. The similarities between the art form of pantomime and sarcophagus art are identified in ... More


Continuity of Art Forms and Their Visualness

Tze-Yue G. Hu

in Frames of Anime: Culture and Image-Building

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090972
eISBN:
9789882207721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090972.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the wide array of art forms available in Japan and stresses their continuity over the years. It introduces the “visualness” of Japanese art forms including anime and attempts ... More


Music and ‘Musical Form’ in Literature

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter examines Andrei Belyi's interest in the homogeneity of music and literature. In the article ‘Forms of Art’, the literal link between music and poetry as acoustic arts developing in time ... More


Art Forms and Art Sortals

Christy Mag Uidhir

in Art and Art-Attempts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665778
eISBN:
9780191748608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665778.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Further building on the work from previous chapters, the author employs the framework of attempts and the sort-relevant notion of authorship to provide a systematic and structurally precise account ... More


Manet

J. A. Hiddleston

in Baudelaire and the Art of Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159322
eISBN:
9780191673597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159322.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores Baudelaire's silence about Manet, whom he knew well and whose work has many parallels with that of the poet. It argues that his silence and implied disapproval can be explained ... More


2 The Nature of Art

Stephen Davies

in The Artful Species: Aesthetics, Art, and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658541
eISBN:
9780191746253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658541.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Science

This chapter proposes that art is pan-cultural and found in every epoch, including prehistory, and rejects the idea that art is confined to recent European culture. “Cluster” accounts, which list ... More


A Dream Is a Creation, Not a Replay. A Dream Always Makes New Connections, Guided by Emotion

Ernest Hartmann

in The Nature and Functions of Dreaming

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751778
eISBN:
9780199863419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751778.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Dreaming always makes new connections. It does not replay what was experienced in waking life. Even dreams usually thought of as replays—for instance repetitive or recurrent dreams, and traumatic ... More


Art and Art-Attempts

Christy Mag Uidhir

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665778
eISBN:
9780191748608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665778.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Although few philosophers agree about what it is for something to be defined as art, most, if not all, agree on one thing: art must be in some sense intention-dependent. Art and Art-Attempts is about ... More


On the Theory and Practice of Aesthetic Representation in the Twentieth Century

Tom Rockmore

in Art and Truth after Plato

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226040028
eISBN:
9780226040165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226040165.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter illustrates a few of the many differences between modern art and earlier art forms. For one, modern art can be seen as the transformation of what was earlier an artistic endeavor that ... More


How To Talk About Videogames

Ian Bogost

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816699117
eISBN:
9781452952406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699117.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

More than half a century later, it’s still not clear what place videogames have in culture. Some would celebrate them as heir apparent to cinema’s throne, the art-form of the twenty-first century. ... More


Deeper than Reason: Emotion and its Role in Literature, Music, and Art

Jenefer Robinson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199263653
eISBN:
9780191603211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263655.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book takes the insights of modern psychological and neuroscientific research on the emotions and brings them to bear on questions about our emotional involvement with the arts. It begins by ... More


La Meri’s Writings

Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter

in La Meri and Her Life in Dance: Performing the World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066097
eISBN:
9780813058320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066097.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

There is much evidence of La Meri’s lifelong commitment to writing, which seems to have been as central to her life as dance. Fortunately, her thoughts, feelings, and insights survive not only in her ... More


Liminal Experience

Angela Smith

in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf: A Public of Two

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183983
eISBN:
9780191674167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183983.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The haunting presence of Katherine Mansfield recurs in Virginia Woolf’s personal writing throughout her life, often as a slightly challenging phantom. They mirror each other in many ways, in spite of ... More


The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Wing Chung Ng

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Defined by its distinct performance style, stage practices, and regional- and dialect-based identities, Cantonese opera originated as a traditional art form performed by itinerant companies in temple ... More


“Deeds of Music Made Visible”: Wagner, the Gesamtkunstwerk, and the Birth of the Modern

Simon Shaw-Miller

in Visible Deeds of Music: Art and Music from Wagner to Cage

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083743
eISBN:
9780300130171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083743.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter examines composer Richard Wagner's music and ideas at the time of Charles Baudelaire's definition of modernity, and discusses Wagner's argument that each separate art form tends to ... More


Beyond Art

Dominic McIver Lopes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199591558
eISBN:
9780191771842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591558.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book articulates and defends a ‘buck passing theory of art’, namely that a work of art is nothing but a work in a specific art form. Having traced philosophical interest in theories of art to a ... More


Rimsky-Korsakov and Religious Syncretism

Simon Morrison

in Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229433
eISBN:
9780520927261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229433.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The first ever analogy between religion and music was drawn by Andrey Belïy, in his seminal 1902 work, “The Forms of Art.” In essence, he predicted that the arts, through their gravitation to music, ... More


“To Carry the Dance of the People Beyond”: Jean-Léon Destiné, Lavinia Williams and Danse Folklorique Haïtienne

Millery Polyné

in From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 18701964

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034720
eISBN:
9780813039534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034720.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the cultural manifestations of Pan Americanism through the development of Haitian folkloric dance by the Haitian-born dance director Jean-Leon Destine and the U.S. African ... More


Much Ado about Art

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Beyond Art

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199591558
eISBN:
9780191771842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591558.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Philosophers turned to theories of art, which state what makes any item a work of art, principally in order to address puzzle cases — works of avant-garde art that seem to challenge traditional ... More


Beyond Theories of Art

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Beyond Art

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199591558
eISBN:
9780191771842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591558.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Answers to the question ‘what is art?’ may take any of three forms. A theory of art states what makes any item an art work. A theory of the arts states what makes certain activities (e.g. painting, ... More


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