Modern performance art

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Performance art is developing in Europe and the United States and many movements, such as Fluxus, are gaining an international base. In Europe, it was undoubtedly after his trip to Japan, from September 23, 1952 to January 1954, that Yves … Read More

Performance art and Dadaism – Cabaret Voltaire

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Performance art is believed to be rooted in the radical Futurist and Dadaist soirees of early 20th century Europe. Others situate its beginnings in connection with the questioning of modernist visions in the 1960s and 1970s marked by political protest … Read More

Analytic aesthetics: Wittgenstein and conceptual art – Nelson Goodman: when is there art?

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Wittgenstein and conceptual art (The Wittgenstein House (Haus Wittgenstein), Vienna, designed by Ludwig Wittgenstein himself and the architect Paul Engelmann, a pupil of Adolf Loos.) Ludwig Wittgenstein can be considered one of the founders of analytic aesthetics, his predecessors within … Read More

New sciences of art

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The objects of aesthetics are also approached by certain new disciplines of the human and social sciences, thus enriching the search for new theoretical and methodological approaches. Aesthetic sociology (Two viewers of art, at the Musée d’Orsay. Gustave Courbet: L’Origine … Read More

Aesthetics over the centuries 18th–19th

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Kant (Immanuel Kant (1724-1804).) Kant is said to have given aesthetics its autonomy as a proper domain of art, but in reality autonomy concerns only the “aesthetic subject” and is related to knowledge and morals. Transcendental aesthetics in the Critique … Read More

Arts and representation. Imitation and representation.

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Arts and representation (Henri Rousseau, The Football Players.) The notion of “representation” depends on the question one asks at the beginning of the problematic and at the beginning of the art itself. It takes on a very special meaning if … Read More

Creative Commons License

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Creative Commons is a comprehensive license suitable for copyleft distribution of creative works. The Creative Commons License was developed in 2002 under the guidance of Lawrence Lessig. He is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and … Read More

Copyright

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Copyright works like a sword with two-edges. Copyright helps to assure the rights of the author and publisher on the books. It protects the commercial interests of the author and the publisher and helps to get decent revenue by publishing books. … Read More

Art forgery

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A fake is an imitation of an original work of art, which is not presented as a copy, or an original work of which an attempt is made to attribute authorship to an artist who is not the author, and … Read More

Analytic aesthetics

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(Fontaine, by Marcel Duchamp, 1917. The analytical aesthetic is constructed from a reflection on conceptual art and pop art.) Analytic aesthetics is a philosophical stream that emerged in the 1950s in the English-speaking world, which particularly studies notions related to … Read More

Authenticity in art

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Authenticity in art means a genuine, unadulterated art. Authentication is the separation of the genuine from the false, the separation of the unadulterated from the forged. Authenticity in art is close to the concepts of “real,” “originality”. Usually, the meaning of authenticity remains unclear unless it is known … Read More

The Human Stupidity, by Ion Creangă (1874)

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There was a time, when it was, that if it weren’t, it wouldn’t be told. We haven’t been since the stories, but we’ve been there for about two or three days, since the flea was shod with ninety-nine iron goats … Read More

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