George Dickie's 1984 contribution to this discourse (The art circle) argues for a broader understanding of the definition of art
, one that acknowledges the social mechanism at play in the art-defining process.
Starting with a definition of art
that would preclude photography, electronic media, and most conceptual forms, Kamhi sets about to elevate forms that have moved her in personal experience: works of Paul Gauguin, early 13th-century sculpture in Chartres Cathedral, George Caleb Bingham's 19th-century painting, Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, Pieter Bruegel's Hunters in the Snow and The Harvesters, classic Chinese work, Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven Silk, the "Reindeer" from Font de Gaume cave in France, and others.
What is the Definition of Art
? Retrieved from http://arthistory.about.com/cs/reference/f/what_is_art.htm
The author has organized the eight chapters that make up the main body of his text in three parts devoted to the history and definition of art
and aesthetics, the nature of art, and the purpose of art.
For those whose definition of art
is more inclusive, Philly has the Stoogeum <http://www.stoogeum.com/> (dedicated of course to Curly, Moe, and Larry) as well as the Pizza Brain.
Each of the glass art pieces displayed in the museum have equal importance, according to the press release, and most of the works included in the show were created in line with concepts that question the definition of art
and have clear theoretical statements.
Make it with love If you are drawn to crafts, creating functional handmade items fits very nicely into the definition of art
The aim is to broaden the definition of art
beyond the traditional areas, said Weiss, who came aboard as Ovation's chief creative officer in late 2012.
Then, not so long ago, I told George Quasha my definition of art
and he was reminded of a course he had taken with an aesthetician named Morris Weitz, who argued that no definition of art
is logically defensible.
Chapter-wise, he lays out a battle plan, offers an ontologically robust definition of art
, decouples texts and works, develops a cogent theory of fiction, resolves the kinks that plague most accounts of fictional truth, and points the way forward in the study of literary truth (cognition) and beauty (aesthetics) by tying both to the adaptive mechanisms implanted in all of us by evolution.
Pieces highlighted include national treasures and famous artworks, as well as items that don't fit the traditional definition of art
, such as product design, trucks, and anime and manga.