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UT PICTURA POESIS: WHAT LANGUAGE TO SAY "THE ARTS"? -- FRENCH RHETORIC AND GERMAN AESTHETICS IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. Marc Fumaroli. School of Art, College of Art & Design, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 2016. Distributed by Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge. 72 pp. with 15 col. ills. 30 x 12 cm. ISBN 9780807164150 Bilingual in English and French.
Publisher's description: Taking its cue from Horace's saying "As is painting, so is poetry" (Ut pictura poesis), Marc Fumaroli's treatise "What Language to Say 'The Arts?'" revisits the genesis of the conceptual turn in art. Fumaroli argues that the roots of this transition run deeper than the twentieth-century conceptualism of Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol. Rather, the origins of conceptual art can be found in the emergence of aesthetics as a distinct branch of philosophy in eighteenth-century Germany, a time when writers, such as Lessing, Baumgarten, Winckelmann, and Kant, tried to analyze art from a purely intellectual perspective. These thinkers positioned themselves in opposition to another, older school of thought based on a poetic approach to the appreciation of art that harkens back to classical antiquity. Fumaroli contends that this classical tradition's emphasis on pleasure and the sensual enjoyment of art is better suited than high-minded intellectualism to close the perceived gap between artistic practice and language."
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Several Media, Criticism/Theory — Conceptual Art
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 172070
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