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I expected banake be infuriated by his ideas but ended up completely devoted. Works of art no longer required much skill to make. The camera made Modernism happen. So the question is what is “that” dimension which separates ball from sun, and those from dartboard. The two classes of things, as he argues, belong to different ontological realms, hence, the title of his book.

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The fundamental question this book addresses is “What is art? Suppose I could carry a snow shovel back in time with me. But, as I have already noted, lx deep change had begun in the art world with Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual art. I deeply believed that all philosophical questions had to be answered at the same time, and in the same kind of way.

What is this saying? Aug 04, Lynn marked it as to-read Shelves: The first big project of the Factory years was making the facsimiles of shipping cartons for the April, show at the Stable Gallery, which made an immense impression on me.

And it is the great value of such disciplines as the history of art and literature to make such works approachable again. The center, one might say, is everywhere.

In this work of philosophy, Danto wishes to define art, and to show why contemporary art, having attained self-consciousness, is asking the same questions as philosophy. The way I translate this statement is to say that once you have said everything that could be said in everyday, non-aesthetic discourse about the art object, it is still not fixed by such language, that no one who enjoys the art object finds it described by such language. Roughly stated, this argues that anything is art that museum directors and academics say it is, the job for the rest of us to supply the adulation.


May 08, Jess rated it really liked it. He painted it just at the moment when the guns had been fired — there is smoke coming out of their muzzles — and one of the victims is falling down, fatally wounded.

What it really amounts to, with the modern camera, is that the photographer is stopping movement, hence making stills, with results that never arose with painted portraits.

The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: A Philosophy of Art

Gaining entrance to the art world demands socialization into its form of life, into a new language. Danto, however, is a surprisingly entertaining philosophical writer. I believe his intention is grasped when, after laying the appropriate groundwork, he supplies this definition of an artwork: After the End of Art was the result of those lectures.

A hole in the ground could be a work of conceptual art. Abstract The present essay represents for the author an occasion to retrace his philosophy of art, referring in particular to the themes related to contemporary art.


A Philosophy of Art by Arthur C. 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 trasvigurazione James Harvey for the Brillo people to move their products about in.

The picture in no sense captured how Isaiah looked to anyone who knew him, but instead an unrecognizable sourpuss.

As of today, I have been told, there are international art events every month — biennials, triennials, art fairs. A crude video, showing a man doing nothing could be a work of art. Artists could really do anything, and it seemed as if anyone could be an artist.


Traditional painters, like Leonardo or Lautrec, produce stereotypes that are visually convincing even if dl are optically incorrect. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In the advanced art school, students had their own studios, and the professors — artists themselves — made periodic visits, to see what was happening, and to give advice. There was no longer the interminable disputes over which is the correct way to make art.

You would never mistake this for our respective pool and assassination artworks, this is a “mere thing. Open Preview See a Problem? The history of art no longer seemed driven by some inner necessity. 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.

Audiences were interested in the art of their time, rather than in learning to appreciate the masterpieces of the past. I could explain how useful it was for removing snow, and that would have been readily understood.

There is no internally determined end state toward which history is moving — we have already reached and passed beyond any end state. Philsosophy finally caught up with 20th century art. Per citare questo articolo Notizia bibliografica Arthur C. Much food for thought here, for those who spend mental energy on intellectual ideas about being, art, and expression.

If, in the last analysis, the result of aesthetic responding is an attitude, a stance, then the features that helped to produce that stance can be rejected. Naturally, they left out a great deal that belongs to art, but that is how it is with necessary conditions.