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The Phenomenology of Painting

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  • Date Published: June 2004
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print May 2010
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521819992

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  • The Phenomenology of Painting examines the practice of painting - how a painter works with materials, the elements of space, form and colour - and viewer response to a work of art. Nigel Wentworth seeks to answer some of the central questions of the philosophy of art, such as: To what extent can a painting and its meaning be understood to result from the artist's intentions? In what way can the painting be understood as an expressive object? What does it mean for a painting to be a representation of something? And what is the nature of aesthetic quality in painting? In offering responses to these questions, Wentworth offers a new theory on aesthetic quality.

    • 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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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 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.

  • Author

    Nigel Wentworth

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