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Ways of Defining Art/ Some Key Theories Ways of Defining Art/ Some Key Theories Presentation Transcript

  • Ways of Defining Art 1) Clear-cut definition- classificatory, tendency to classify things; distinguishing things that are from things that are not weakness: tendency to exclude
  • 2) Skepticism about the possibility of a definition; “art itself is a phenomenon that by its nature defeats attempts to define it” weakness: too vague
  • 3) Contextual Approach- art as a succession of stages of development realized in different historically and specific contexts; focus on art’s changing social role
  • Some key theories about art
  • Imitation Theory •The goal of art is the faithful imitation of nature •Plato and Aristotle
  • Themistokles von Eckenbrecher, Ustikt over Laedalsoren, 1901
  • Intentionality Thesis • Monroe Beardsley • An artwork is such because of the artist’s intention that what he is making/fashioning is a work of art satisfying aesthetic interest
  • Diego Velasquez, Las Meninas, 1656-57
  • Communication Theory • Art communicates emotion between the creator and the audience
  • Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1893
  • Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1893
  • Institutional Theory of Art • It is the artworld which determines whether something is a work of art. • Artworld- Museum directors, gallery owners, academics, critics, etc.
  • Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917
  • ‘Readymades’- Duchamp • By simply choosing, repositioning or joining, titling and signing it, the object becomes art