Delimitation of Flatness in Paintings

Delimitation of Flatness in Paintings This essay is a double exemplification: the first is a visual one based on Goodman’s theory of symbols showing that art can exemplify the delimitation of the flatness. I illustrate this claim with five achromatic paintings contrasting the materiality of the canvas with its visual elements. By emphasizing the epistemic nature of arts, this article also suggests a second exemplification: the use of visual elements to question their geometric associations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Art & Perception Brill

Delimitation of Flatness in Paintings

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
2213-4905
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2213-4913
D.O.I.
10.1163/22134913-20181090
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Abstract

This essay is a double exemplification: the first is a visual one based on Goodman’s theory of symbols showing that art can exemplify the delimitation of the flatness. I illustrate this claim with five achromatic paintings contrasting the materiality of the canvas with its visual elements. By emphasizing the epistemic nature of arts, this article also suggests a second exemplification: the use of visual elements to question their geometric associations.

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Art & PerceptionBrill

Published: May 19, 2018

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