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Aug 04, Lynn marked it as to-read Shelves: That, again to paraphrase Marx, we no longer are what we are because of history, but history instead is made by us. Overall this was great, it’s a deliberate antidote to the preth century understandings of art, both in terms of philosophers and of common regressive perspectives.

Very roughly, if I understand him rightly, the difference bahale a representation and an object is that the former is trasfigurazioje. The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: Mumei rated it really liked it Aug 19, At first, Manet supposed that the execution was carried out by Mexican guerillas, and he painted the firing squad wearing sombreros.

All at once movements no longer seemed to occur. 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?

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At first, this rather depressed me. 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.


Indeed, Danto tells us that Warhol truly liked Campbell soups. Ted Morgan rated it it was amazing Jan 22, What is needed to put these two thoughts together is the recognition that photography played an operative role in the transformation trasgigurazione art from traditional to modern. 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 Transfiguration of the Commonplace: A Philosophy of Art

Nov 26, Jee Koh rated it really liked it. A younger person might have to employ a bit of research to nail down those analogies, dle it would be worth the effort. Philsosophy finally caught up with 20th century art. Or the Greeks might say of course, The Trojan Women has and embodies a meaning.

As a definition, mine could have been thought of at any time. The difficulty would be that my historical predecessors simply could not imagine the art history of the future — could not imagine the kind of history I and others had lived through in the Sixties and the immediately following decades.

What is this saying? It certainly would not be a noticeable difference — like one having a painted handle and the other just a bare wood handle. However, what I found most valuable were the examples Danto provides in his unique, creative yet extremely logical and well-founded manner.

If a man is a system of representations, his style is the style of these.

It has some very interesting arguments about the questions of imitation in art or the cognitive power of the work of art. Pedro Torres rated it really liked it Oct 09, They would say yes — an artwork has and embodies a meaning — but really there are properties far more interesting to discuss than those.


Marden seems to have brought them forward to coincide with the surfaces of his paintings, making his surfaces his subjects, turning his paintings into objects. Nov 25, Drenda rated it really liked it. Muybridge mocked Victorian painters, whose depictions of horses racing was visually far more convincing than his optically correct photographs.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. My favorite chapters trastigurazione 4 and 5 I was not, I admit, expecting to enjoy this book but just to learn from it.

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I think his theory leaves a lot to be desired, and has several holes. How much difference does the object itself make?

Danto is a great explainer of art. Lucija rated it it was amazing Mar 16, Dalla transavanguardia al meridionalismo [Full text] Published in Rivista di esteticanumero speciale, supplemento al n.

He never looks like this to the eye.