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And it’s peppered with small funny little observations, like when people mistake describing a painting for a value judgement on it sure that story is dark, brooding, and ominous, but is it good? If we carry this example far enough, it makes no difference at all. After the End of Art was the result of those lectures. Mumei rated it really liked it Aug 19, The style of a man is, to use the beautiful thought of Trasfigirazione, “the physiognomy of the soul. Accesso abbonati Collegati Annulla.

It is easy to see how much of the concept of art as it grew by accrual over the millennia is in the end not part of the definition, since something lacking it can still be an art work according to the two criteria I felt resisted counter-exemplification. My favorite chapters are 4 and 5, on the aesthetics, work, interpretation, and identification of art.

The Pre-Rafs, in attempting to emulate the camera, had also eliminated depth, almost the way that happens when one looks through a microscope. Oct 10, Ann Michael rated it it was amazing. The result is that faces are defamiliarized by the camera, all the more so when, as in as the typical portrait by Richard Avedon, the face is vignetted against a white background, with all context stripped away.

He is an American art critic and professor of philosophy. Mar 05, Kristina rated it it was amazing. At the same time it facilitated the kind of uncertainty and irregularity that went with a lingering Abstract Expressionist aesthetic, especially when the mesh got clogged with ink. We see this today in televising baseball games — the camera of necessity is at a distance requiring telescopy, which puts the pitcher and the batter on top of one another. Nov 26, Jee Koh rated it really liked it.

We note a general Wittgensteinian family resemblance between the class of trasfigurazlone objects, but what is the defining feature? In order to adequately convey what the art object presents, one must learn when to drop everyday language and adopt the language of the art world. In the course of constructing such a theory, he seeks to demonstrate the relationship between philosophy and art, as well as the connections that hold between art and social institutions and art history.


The camera did, however, play an important role in the art-reality questions that took central place in the philosophy of art in the mid-Sixties, but primarily through the medium of photographic silk screen, which was used to transfer positive images to surfaces other than photograph paper. To understand the artwork is to grasp the metaphor that is, I think, always there.

What is this saying? In order for the viewer to grasp the artistic intention behind the art work, the viewer must know or come to understand the meanings that the artist infused into the work.

Danto, however, is a surprisingly entertaining philosophical writer. My favorite chapters are 4 and 5 I was not, I admit, expecting lx enjoy this book but just to learn from it. Meganne rated it liked it Dec 02, What after all could have been more modern than the photographic camera, with its ability to fix images, which until then were ephemeral and fleeting?

The art world itself has no center. Lionel Trilling Trasffigurazione Award I felt that as a philosopher, I was fortunate to have lived when I did and where I did, at a moment when almost nothing about the art being made was interesting except for the bsnale of why it was art at all.

Everyone used everything and anything — audio, video, photography, performances, installation, embroidery, taxidermy. I had an Aesthetics course this semester past, and though this text mis-translates a Borges story, it still manages to be very good. Anyone who wants to put the work into learning the language of art shares in its power.

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You would never mistake this for our respective pool and assassination artworks, this is a “mere thing. When taken to the museum, the child can only supply the language of everyday objects to the artwork, and the only pictures to which he can apply the word powerful are those with imposing contents: Christine rated it it was amazing Nov 01, Dalla transavanguardia al meridionalismo [Testo integrale].

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The highest compliment the American Pre-Rafs could pay one another was that one would have thought, looking at their work, that it had been made by a camera. It can’t be material.

The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: A Philosophy of Art by Arthur C. Danto

Gradually, it became known that the firing squad was made up of Mexican soldiers in uniform, as the final and official version shows.

Philsosophy finally caught up with 20th century art. The attitude was that the student would learn whatever he or she needed, in order to make what he or she wanted. The center, one might say, is everywhere. I think of Redon.

This makes it ppossible, for example, that many feminists were produced by absorbing male dominated literature. I’ll be sure to check out more Danto soon. As a definition, mine could have been thought of at any time. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dan McKeaney rated it really liked it Jul 09, Or the Greeks might say of course, The Trojan Women has and embodies a meaning.

No trivia or quizzes yet. He is also that rare thing–a philosopher who gives examples! Some nanale believed it would be replaced by Color Field painting. Then there is the canvas in our garage since my high school art class, that I primed with red paint but never committed to painting. He painted it just at the moment when the guns had been fired — there is smoke coming out of their banwle — and one of the victims is falling down, fatally wounded.

But there was not a lot of difference between what you see when you see a Brillo Box by Warhol and the Brillo Boxes designed by James Harvey for the Brillo people to move their products about in.