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Art Beyond the Art World

The process of growth and transformation of the modern art world from the 18th century to the present offers analogies with that of a living organism : it goes through successive cycles of expansion and contraction. This talk will begin to map some of the paradoxes inherent in this.Expansion: at the closing of the ancien […]

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Art Outside the Art World

Kant’s general account of mental activity leads in two directions. He is interested in how our mental activity contributes to our ways of understanding the external world. And he is concerned with how the nature of reasoning about art, knowledge and morality reveals the character of our mind. In the case of aesthetic judgment, this […]

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Pissarro and the Paradoxes of Memory

Joachim Pissarro presented Pissarro and the Paradoxes of Memory as a part of the conference Impressionisms(s): new projects at the Musée d’Orsay. About Impressionisms(s): new projects From 2010, and with one exhibition a year, the Musée d’Orsay will join a number of projects concerning new painting and impressionism. The current symposium is based on this scheduling, which is as ambitious […]

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For a Kantian Critique of Modernism

Why is Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgment still, strangely enough, relevant to our present day daunting art world? A. The aesthetic judgment is entirely subjective In the history of the theory of beauty (aesthetics) from the antiquity to the classical/post-Renaissance era, the idea of beauty was always based on ideals of harmony, and […]

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Camille Pissarro and Vincent Van Gogh: When did Impressionism become Post-Impressionism?

When did Post-Impressionism begin? In theory, Post-Impressionism (coming right after Impressionism) should have begun when Impressionism ended. Since impressionism ended in 1886, Post-Impressionism ought to have started right there and then. It is not so simple: if you were a Parisian or an American traveling in France in 1886, or in fact throughout the 1890s, […]

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