Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Hjälp mä

"[...] - then, if perception is theory-laden and subject to historical variation, to different saliences, and to different forms of habituation, and if (more pointedly) artworks are deliberately contrived artefacts and their perception conformably disciplined (also artifactual), then it is doubtful that either artworks or their perception will yield universal regularities or necessities ranging over the whole of the visual art (no matter how carefully the visual arts are defined)."

(Joseph Margolis; The Philosophy of the Visual Arts: Perceiving Paintings,
found in “The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics”, edited by Peter Kivy, 2004).

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