Friday, January 26, 2007

danto again


seeking to arouse certain attitudes towards whatever is being described- describing it in such a way as to cause the appropiate emotion to arise.

an artist may express his friendship for a man by painting a portrait of that man's favorite dog;the painting is an expression of friendship, but it does not in consequence express friendship.
.... the philosophical point is that the concept of expression can be reduced to the concept of metaphor,when the way in which something is represented is taken in connection with the subject represented.

Arthur Danto- The Transfiguration of the Commonplace

Many more thought provoking theories in the book.

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