Aesthetics

Art Beyond Representation: The Performative Power of the by Barbara Bolt

By Barbara Bolt

Refuting the idea that paintings is a representational perform, Bolt’s awesome argument engages with the paintings of Heidegger, Deleuze and Guattari, C.S.Peirce and Judith Butler to argue for a performative dating among artwork and artist. Drawing on subject matters as various because the paintings of Cézanne and of Francis Bacon, the transubstantiation of the Catholic sacrament and Wilde’s novel the image of Dorian grey, she demanding situations the metaphor of sunshine as enlightenment, reconceiving this ‘revealing’ gentle because the blinding ‘glare’ of the Australian solar, and means that an excessive amount of ‘light’ may well in truth exhibit not anything. This stimulating publication questions the various basic assumptions ingrained in us in regards to the nature of art.

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