Focus on Danto – Arthur Danto’s Andy Warhol. Leitmotiv – 0/ http://www. Warhol’s philosophical contribution actually manifests. In a work of great wisdom and insight, art critic and philosopher Arthur Danto delivers a compact, masterful tour of Andy Warhol’s personal. Arthur Danto’s recent book, Andy Warhol, leads the reader through the story of the iconic American’s artistic life highlighted by a philosophical.
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There are many biographies of Andy Warhol. Witness who is in the white house right now and reality TV that created him. The tastes and values of ordinary persons all at once were inseparable from advanced art. Stephen Snyder Tbilisi State University. Lists with This Book. Where packaged product and packaged celebrity was central to US culture of that time and most definitely ours.
Danto and Gadamer on the Crisis of Anti-Aestheticism. This entry has no external links. Danto’s assessment raises the obvious in Warhol’s work, essentially that it raised questions of what art is and what it is not. So now we have plenty of art that opens the mind and increases our understanding of the world, art that is alive and fascinating, art that can represent all kinds of people and perspectives, but we also have plenty of art that can be really shocking and difficult to grasp.
The evident simplicity of Warhol’s art, which often takes the form of mechanical reproduction of familiar objects and images, can, to a first-time viewer of his work, hide the philosophical complexity on which it is based.
Dec 13, Andres Root rated it really liked it. That is probably why it took me so long to finish it. The author suggests that anything can be art, but only if an artist intends it to be so. He is an American art critic and professor of philosophy. Jonathan Gilmore – unknown. It feels more like a lengthy journal article, rather than a book it is very arthue and sparsely illustrated. Dec 21, Zhiyi Li rated it really liked it. It was a little too-something though. Most importantly in this case: Danto simply proposes in very critical and intelligent way, a new perspective on Pop Art and of his wrthur if not The Defining artist of the movement.
Sally Adler rated it it was amazing Jul 26, Books by Arthur C. What’s the difference between an ordinary object and art?
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Hardcoverpages. This is not a biography of Warhol. By focusing on Warhol’s art, and more importantly its reverberations through the global concept of art, rather than on the artist’s life, Danto provides a quick summary that gives philistines like myself a quick grasp on why we should give a damn.
You may wind up Googling most of the names in order to figure out what Danto’s trying to describe. My total failure at doing so gave me a much healthier appreciation for pop artists, particularly Warhol. Hugely recommended to any fan of contemporary art and of Wadhol and his Factory.
Dec 19, Elliot Chalom rated it really liked it. Andy Warhol Icons of America Series. Danto traces the evolution of the pop artist, including his early reception, relationships with artists such as Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, and the Factory phenomenon.
Danto helps readers to understand not only Warhol and his art, but what came just before dannto what has come since. Is there reason for another one?
Michael Gerald Lafferty – unknown. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Danto was danti in Mar 08, Steven rated it liked it Shelves: Warhol, as Danto describes him, manifests himself in his art because he had transformed himself, in a way, into an icon of the times.
Art critic and philosopher Arthur C. Pop Culture in Aesthetics. Through their aesthetic articulations, artists initiate a process of social interaction. Items can be more than they appear a Brillo Box can be fanto just as an ordinary cup could have been the Holy Grail or as Jesus is not just a man as you would imagine This short book was a great introduction to Warhol’s life and art. The space between the objects that Warhol duplicated and the art he produced in careful reproduction must be filled with an entire philosophy of art that simply could not have existed before Andy Warhol.
Oct 06, Debra Komar rated it liked it. Andy Warhol Arthur C.
Andy Warhol by Arthur C. Danto
As an explanation of the value of Warhol’s artistic innovation: View all 3 comments. I have not always known how to respond to these remarks, as there are many contemporary pieces I really enjoy. Sometimes good ideas are shocking, but not everything that shocks is good, I guess.
But I would disagree that the conceptual nature of art is one that unfolds merely as a relation of concepts that artists trace through a connection to the meaning of history they forge using their unmediated grasp of style. Criticism, Philosophy and the Ends of Taste. He offers close readings of individual Warhol works, including their social context and philosophical dimensions, key differences with predecessors such as Marcel Duchamp, and parallels with successors like Jeff Koons.
Selected pages Title Page. How can we define a piece of art?