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Title :

Modern art theories

Author :
WILLIAMS, Christopher ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The ancient doctrine that artworks are imitative or capture likenesses has been widely denied, and by aestheticians who are thought to hold sharply contrasting views about the nature of art. Two of these views are: 1) formalism, which maintains that artworks are void of all representational content; and 2) 'invisibilism,' which maintains that artworks differ from mere physical objects by virtue of an invisible art-making property. These views were motivated by developments in modern art. Williams seeks to understand the philosophical impact that modern art should have on our thinking, and to argue that insofar as the case against the ancient doctrine relies on historical premises the case is far from conclusive. Moreover, formalism and invisibilism are seen to have more in common than one might suppose. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Art ; Modernisme ; Théorie de l'art ; 1800-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Art ; Art theory ; Modernism ; 1800-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
The Journal of aesthetics and art criticism (Print), 1998, 56, 4, fall
INIST identifier :
24994765 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0021-8529 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Wiley, Hoboken, NJ
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;