Que Peindre? / What to Paint? PDF ePub eBook

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Que Peindre? / What to Paint? free pdf Seven writings assembled in the context of the philosophy of art that Jean-Francois Lyotard developed in the 1980s, at the time of the Differend (1983) and of the "Kantian turn" leading to the Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime (1992), are here published for the first time in English translation. The texts focus on three artists with widely divergent aesthetic orientations: the colorist-draftsman Valerio Adami, the conceptual metaphysician Shusaku Arakawa, and Daniel Buren, the "pragmatist of the invisible." These three protagonists share the notion that the interest in art does not lie in the simple denotation of a frame of reference, but in the connotations of material nuances, in flavors, in tones-in one word, the visual, that is barely revealed in the anamnesis that guides the visible and provokes the essential inquietude of the aesthetic experience. What to Paint? Not reality or a "world," nor a rich subjectivity, nor even the phantasms of dreams or ideals of being-together, but the act of painting itself, and, beyond the performance of the painter, the presence of matters, a presence that in Arakawa's word is quite obviously blank, elusive.

About Jean-Francois Lyotard

The philosopher and literary theorist Jean-Francois Lyotard (1924-1998) was Woodruff Professor of Philosophy and French at Emory University. Herman Parret is Professor Emeritus of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Language at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Leuven.

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Author : Jean-Francois Lyotard
Publisher : Leuven University Press
Data Published : 24 September 2012
ISBN : 9058677923
EAN : 9789058677921
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 512 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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