What Painting Is

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135958521

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 1860

Unlike many books on painting that usually talk about art or painters, James Elkins’ compelling and original work focuses on alchemy, for like the alchemist, the painter seeks to transform and be transformed by the medium. In What Painting Is, James Elkins communicates the experience of painting beyond the traditional vocabulary of art history. Alchemy provides a magical language to explore what it is a painter really does in her or his studio - the smells, the mess, the struggle to control the uncontrollable, the special knowledge only painters hold of how colours will mix, and how they will look. Written from the perspective of a painter-turned-art historian, What Painting Is is like nothing you have ever read about art.

Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Painting

Hybridity, Hegemony, Historicism

Author: Jonathan P. Harris

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853239581

Category: Art

Page: 271

View: 5595

Comprising examples of artwork and a series of essays, this collection examines and assesses the current status of painting within global contemporary art. It sheds light on fine art as it is understood as a facet of a global culture and society dominated by Northern European and US power and history.

Meisterwerke im Detail

Von den Anfängen bis zur Renaissance

Author: Rose-Marie Hagen,Rainer Hagen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836515481

Category:

Page: 373

View: 9290

Seeing, Knowing, Understanding

Philosophical Essays

Author: Barry Stroud

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198809751

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 9384

Barry Stroud presents nineteen of his philosophical essays written since 2001, on topics to do with knowing, seeing, and understanding. He discusses the nature of philosophy, sense experience, the possibility of perceptual knowledge, intentional action and self-knowledge, the reality of the colours of things, alien thought and the limits of understanding, moral knowledge, meaning, use, and understanding of language.

Das letzte Bild der Sara de Vos

Roman

Author: Dominic Smith

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843714894

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4033

Ein eleganter Pageturner um ein Gemälde aus dem 17. Jahrhundert Sara de Vos ist 1631 die erste Malerin, die in die Meistergilde in Amsterdam aufgenommen wird. Dreihundert Jahre später ist nur ein einziges ihrer Gemälde erhalten geblieben. Das Bild hängt über dem Bett eines reichen, etwas ruhelosen New Yorker Anwalts. Ohne böse Absichten kopiert eine junge Australierin das Bild. Doch die Kopie wird in Umlauf gebracht, mit erschütternden Konsequenzen. Jahrzehnte später treffen die beiden Bilder, die Fälscherin und der Anwalt noch einmal aufeinander ... „Wie der Autor drei Zeitläufte und Städte verbindet ist so brillant wie fesselnd.“ The Washington Post „Smiths Roman erinnert uns daran, dass die Wahrheiten, denen wir vertrauen, wertvoll bleiben, auch wenn sie ungenau sind.“ The Chicago Tribune „Ein Roman über Liebe und Sehnsucht, über Authentizität und ethische Grauzonen, vor allem aber über die Malerei als ein Weg, Trauer in Schönheit zu verwandeln.“ Lauren Groff, Autorin von „Licht und Zorn“ „Hinreißende Erzählkunst. Mit einer fast greifbaren Kenntnis der vielen Verästellungen des menschlichen Herzens. Dieser Roman hält Sie nachts wach, anfangs, weil Sie unbedingt weiterlesen wollen, dann weil Sie bewusst langsamer lesen, um das Ende hinauszuzögern.“ The Boston Globe

Vom Objekt zum Bild

Piktorale Prozesse in Kunst und Wissenschaft, 1600-2000

Author: Bettina Gockel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050062509

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 1510

Bilder in Kunst und Wissenschaft sind Orte des Denkens und Forschens. Sie tragen dazu bei, wie wir Objekte und Phänomene der Natur wahrnehmen. Wie sind diese Bilder in spezifischen historischen Zusammenhängen entstanden? Wie kann der Prozess der Verbildlichung lebendiger und veränderlicher Natur- und Alltagsobjekte untersucht werden? Und welche Bedeutung kommt dabei der empirischen Beobachtung zu? Die Beiträge dieses Bandes beschäftigen sich mit: dem Zusammenhang zwischen Stilllebenmalerei und Erkenntnistheorie, Philosophie und Bildtheorie (N. Schneider, H. Grootenboer, E. Oy-Marra); Verbildlichungen spezifischer Objekte als Erkenntnismedien (W. Busch, K. Leonhard); historischen Reflexionen und Theorien zur empirischen Beobachtung geologischer und physikalischer Phänomene (S. B. Keller, F. Weltzien); der Lebendigkeit und Veränderlichkeit darzustellender Objekte im Verhältnis zum Bild in der Tiermalerei und im Stillleben der Gegenwartskunst (P. Lange-Bernd, B. Gockel, M. Wagner).

Metamorphosis

Creative Imagination in Fine Arts Between Life-Projects and Human Aesthetic Aspirations

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402017094

Category: Philosophy

Page: 422

View: 3406

How do we perdure when we and everything around us are caught up in incessant change? But the course of this change does not seem to be haphazard and we may seek the modalities of its Logos in the transformations in which it occurs. The classic term "Metamorphosis" focuses upon the proportions between the transformed and the retained, the principles of sameness and otherness. Applied to life and its becoming, metamorphosis pinpoints the proportions between the vital and the aesthetic significance of life. Where could this metaphysical in-between territory come better to light than in the Fine Arts? In this collection are investigated the various proportions between the vital significance of the constructivism of life and a specifically human contribution made by the creative imagination to the transformatory search for beauty and aesthetic values. Papers by: Lawrence Kimmel, Mark L. Brack, Sheryl Tucker de Vazquez, William Roberts, Jadwiga Smith, Victor Gerald Rivas, Max Statkiewicz, Matti Itkonen, George R. Tibbetts, Linda Stratford, Jorella Andrews, Ingeborg M. Rocker, Stephen J. Goldberg, Leah Durner, Donnalee Dox, Catherine Schear, Samantha Henriette Krukowski, Gary Maciag, Kelly Dennis, Wanda Strukus, Magda Romanska, Patricia Trutty-Coohill, Ellen Burns, Tessa Morrison, Sabine Coelsch-Foisner, Gary Backhaus, Daniel M. Unger, Howard Pearce.

How to Use Your Eyes

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135961603

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 6423

James Elkins's How to Use Your Eyes invites us to look at--and maybe to see for the first time--the world around us, with breathtaking results. Here are the common artifacts of life, often misunderstood and largely ignored, brought into striking focus. With the discerning eye of a painter and the zeal of a detective, Elkins explores complicated things like mandalas, the periodic table, or a hieroglyph, remaking the world into a treasure box of observations--eccentric, ordinary, marvelous.

Die Launenhaftigkeit der Liebe

Roman

Author: Hannah Rothschild

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641174236

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 1331

Darf man für ein Gemälde töten? Annie McDee ist nach London gezogen, um nach der Trennung von ihrem langjährigen Freund einen Neuanfang zu wagen. Eines Tages kauft die junge Köchin in einem Trödelladen ein verstaubtes kleines Gemälde, nicht ahnend, dass dieses Bild nur wenige Monate später die internationale Kunstwelt in helle Aufregung versetzen wird. Schwerreiche russische Oligarchen, Staatspräsidenten, die Gattin eines Ölscheichs und ein Gangster-Rapper werden vor dem altehrwürdigen Auktionshaus Monachorum & Sons Schlange stehen, um den »Verkauf des Jahrhunderts« für sich zu entscheiden. Doch auch Annies Leben wird durch ihren Zufallsfund auf den Kopf gestellt. Denn unversehens gerät sie ins Zentrum der dunklen Machenschaften skrupelloser Kunsthändler, die zu allem bereit sind, damit ein gut gehütetes Familiengeheimnis nicht ans Tageslicht kommt ...

Working Space

Author: Frank Stella

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674959613

Category: Art

Page: 177

View: 8197

A prominent abstract painter, through the use of illustrations, draws a parallel between the sixteenth-century crisis in figurative painting and the current pivotal status of abstract art

Geography and Memory

Explorations in Identity, Place and Becoming

Author: Owain Jones,Joanne Garde-Hansen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284072

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 751

This collection shifts the focus from collective memory to individual memory, by incorporating new performative approaches to identity, place and becoming. Drawing upon cultural geography, the book provides an accessible framework to approach key aspects of memory, remembering, archives, commemoration and forgetting in modern societies.

Wittgenstein, Ethics, and Aesthetics

The View from Eternity

Author: B. R. Tilghman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438422172

Category: Philosophy

Page: 193

View: 4793

As early as 1916, Wittgenstein states that ethics and aesthetics are one, that only through aesthetics and art can what is truly important in human life be shown. This is the first book to clarify Wittgenstein’s ideas about ethics and aesthetics, and to illustrate how those ideas apply to art history and criticism. Tilghman shows how a study of Wittgenstein illuminates not only the relationship between ethics and aesthetics, but also the relationship between art and our lives. The result is that we can better understand the human importance of abstract as well as traditional art. Chapter 1 surveys the development of the philosophy of art that has dominated aesthetics since mid-century. Chapter 2 provides a brief history of some of the ways that the relationship between ethics and aesthetics has been considered in the philosophy of art. Chapters 3 and 4 discuss Wittgenstein’s views on ethics and aesthetics at the time he wrote Tractatus, and chapter 5 examines the question of what it is to discern the humanity in a person, as reflected in Wittgenstein’s later viewpoints found in Philosophical Investigations. Chapters 6 and 7 investigate what it is to discern the art in a work of art, and what it is to discern the humanity in a work of art. These investigations, in turn, lead to some conclusions about the importance of art in people’s lives and the failure of much recent aesthetic theory to accommodate art’s human importance.

Teaching Painting

How Can Painting Be Taught in Art Schools?

Author: Ian Hartshorne,Donal Moloney,Magnus Quaife

Publisher: Black Dog Publishing

ISBN: 9781911164104

Category:

Page: 80

View: 6744

The ways in which painting is taught within art schools and academies has, in recent years, undergone several significant changes. As the barriers between media eroded into more fluid borders, art schools have responded by adapting and evolving. Many painting departments have been absorbed into general Fine Art courses but specialist painting courses and pathways still continue to be developed. How have these courses defined and redefined themselves to reflect the current artistic landscape and how can painting maintain an identity within non-specialist approaches? Teaching Painting addresses the historical, theoretical, pedagogical and continually shifting methods of how the medium is taught. It asks how and why approaches to teaching painting have changed and developed and offers a platform through which practices and experience can be shared. The book includes introductions from Ian Hartshorne, Magnus Quaife and Donald Moloney, and contributions from Maggie Ayliffe and Christian Mieves, Gordon Brennan, Janna Erkkila, Ian Gonczarow, Sarah Horton and Sarah Longworth-West, Sean Kaye, John McClenaghan, Dougal McKenzie, Alistair Payne, Craig Staff, Daniel Sturgis, Sarah Taylor, Joseph Wright and Stuart MacKenzie.

Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art

A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings

Author: Kristine Stiles,Peter Howard Selz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520202511

Category: Art

Page: 1003

View: 3081

Enth. u. a.: S. 74: Concrete art (1936-49) / Max Bill. - S. 74-77: The mathematical approach in contemporary art (1949) / Max Bill. - S. 301-304: Dieter Roth.

History Painting Reassessed

The Representation of History in Contemporary Art

Author: David Green,Peter Seddon

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719051685

Category: Art

Page: 162

View: 3506

What Photography Is

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135844437

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 8776

In What Photography Is, James Elkins examines the strange and alluring power of photography in the same provocative and evocative manner as he explored oil painting in his best-selling What Painting Is. In the course of an extended imaginary dialogue with Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida, Elkins argues that photography is also about meaninglessness--its apparently endless capacity to show us things that we do not want or need to see--and also about pain, because extremely powerful images can sear permanently into our consciousness. Extensively illustrated with a surprising range of images, the book demonstrates that what makes photography uniquely powerful is its ability to express the difficulty--physical, psychological, emotional, and aesthetic--of the act of seeing.

Diary

Author: Witold Gombrowicz

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300183399

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

View: 8061

Just before the outbreak of World War II, young Witold Gombrowicz left his home in Poland and set sail for South America. In 1953, still living as an expatriate in Argentina, he began his Diary with one of literature's most memorable openings: "Monday Me. Tuesday Me. Wednesday Me. Thursday Me." Gombrowicz's Diary grew to become a vast collection of essays, short notes, polemics, and confessions on myriad subjects ranging from political events to literature to the certainty of death. Not a traditional journal, Diary is instead the commentary of a brilliant and restless mind. Widely regarded as a masterpiece, this brilliant work compelled Gombrowicz's attention for a decade and a half until he penned his final entry in France, shortly before his death in 1969. Long out of print in English, Diary is now presented in a convenient single volume featuring a new preface by Rita Gombrowicz, the author's widow and literary executor. This edition also includes ten previously unpublished pages from the 1969 portion of the diary.

Gabbie Flowers

And the Key to the Universe

Author: Dianne Caplin

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452521417

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 156

View: 3539

Gabbie Flowers never imagined that winning the school mural contest would turn into a nightmare. She knew her friend could be mean, but she never thought she had the power to make her favorite things—like flying through the night sky with her invisible friend Samuel, and visiting her mother in Heaven—come to a crashing halt. Samuel holds the key that can put the bullying to rest, but due to Gabbie’s fear, she can no longer see him. Desperate, he must find a way to get her attention before he, and the key, disappear from her life forever.