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Nigel Wentworth tackles key questions concerning the philosophy of art in this analysis. To what extent can the meaning of a painting be conveyed by the artist's intentions? In what way can it be understood expressively? How does a painting represent something? What does "aesthetic quality" refer to in relationship to painting? Wentworth's responses to these questions demonstrate the emergence of a new theory of aesthetic quality.Read more
- Written by a practising painter
- Radically new theory on aesthetic quality
- In-depth discussion of many different paintings makes book accessible to broad audience
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- Date Published: July 2004
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521819992
- length: 296 pages
- dimensions: 254 x 196 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.903kg
- contains: 51 b/w illus. 13 colour illus.
- availability: Unavailable - out of print May 2010
Table of Contents
Part I. The Perspective of the Painter: Introduction: The problem of painting
1. The materials of painting and the painter's use of them
2. The plastic elements
3. The figurative elements
4. The notion of 'working': or what is it for a painting to 'work'
5. Learning to paint and the activity of painting again
Part II. The Perspective of the Viewer:
6. On the being of the painting and the viewer's relationship to it
7. Looking at paintings.
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