Individualism and Inter-Subjectivity in Modernism: Two Case Studies of Artistic Interchanges

My aim in this essay is to contribute to shift the main axis of reflection on modern art from an individual-oriented perspective to an inter-subjective (or dialogical) perspective. The latter is closer to a day-to-day account of what happens in ordinary encounters or in everyday conversations. [See Frontispiece illustration] The former approach corresponds to a proper historicization of the process of formation of art. This process largely consists in emphasizing the high moments and the key individuals that contributed to the modernist enterprise.

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