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Why does art matter to us, and what makes good art? Why is the role of imagination so important in art? Illustrated with carefully chosen color and black-and-white plates of examples from Michelangelo to Matisse and Poussin to Jackson Pollock, "Revealing Art" explores some of the most important questions we can ask about art. Matthew Kieran clearly but forcefully asks how art inspires us and disgusts us and whether artistic judgment is simply a matter of taste, and if art can be immoral or obscene, should it be censored? He brings such abstract issues to life with fascinating discussions of individual paintings, photographs and sculptures, such as Michelangelo's "Pieta," Andres Serrano's" Piss Christ" and Jackson Pollock's "Summertime."<BR>He also suggests some answers to problems that any one in an art gallery or museum is likely to ask themselves: what is a beautiful work of art, and can art really reveal something true about our own nature?<BR>"Revealing Art" is ideal for anyone interested in debates about art today, or who has simply stood in front of a painting and felt baffled.

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Ideal for anyone interested in debates about art today, or who has simply stood in front of a painting and felt baffled.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415278546
Author:
KIERAN, MATTHEW
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
1386
Publication Date:
December 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
198 x 129 in.

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