Take-home Midterm

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Take-Home Exam PHIL 243 Theories of Art I. Art as Imitation (Mimesis) “Then the imitator, I said, is a long way off from the truth, and can do all things because he lightly touches on a small part of them, and that part an image.” Plato II. Art as Significant Form “To appreciate a work of art we need bring with us nothing but a sense of form and color and a knowledge of three-dimensional space.” – Clive Bell III.Art as Symbolic Expression “Art is the creation of forms symbolic of human feeling.” – Susanne Langer IV.Art as the Communication of Feeling “Art is a human activity consisting in this, that one man consciously, by means of certain external signs, hands on to others feeling he has lived through, and that other people are infected by these feelings and also experience them.” – Leo Tolstoy V. Art as the Expression of Emotion “If what he wishes to do is express his emotions intelligibly, he has to express
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Unformatted text preview: them in such a way as to be intelligible to himself; his audience is then in the position of persons who overhear him doing this. R.G. Collingwood VI.Art as Experience Thus the non-esthetic lies between two limits. At one pole is the loose succession that does not begin at any particular place and that ends in the sense of ceasing at no particular place. At the other pole is arrest, constriction, proceeding from parts that have only a mechanical connection with one another. John Dewey VII. Art as a Social Institution A work of art in the classificatory sense is 1) an artifact 2) upon which some person or persons acting on behalf of a certain social institution (the art world) has conferred the status of candidate for appreciation. George Dickie...
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