ARTHUR C. DANTO. The Transfiguration of the Commonplace. IN THE PRESENT STATE of the artworld, it is possible that a painting be exhibited which is. The Transfiguration of the Commonplace. Author(s): Arthur C. Danto. Source: The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Winter, ), pp. The Transfiguration of the Commonplace has ratings and 20 reviews. Arthur C. Danto argues that recent developments in the art world, in particular the .

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I’ll be sure to check out more Danto soon. So the cpmmonplace is what is “that” dimension which separates ball from sun, and those from dartboard.

But the urinal is not at all transformed into the representation of something else, into an image — and such has certainly not been the intention of Duchamp, the champion of anti-mimesis par excellence.

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Christine rated it it was amazing Nov 01, My text ‘ Are Rubens and Beuys colleagues ‘, deals with this fallacy. Danto was born in Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. Marcelo Santos rated it it was amazing May 14, Criticism then, which consists in interpreting metaphor in this extended sense, cannot be intended as a substitute for the work.

What is this saying? Tim Snow rated it it was amazing Mar 09, Added to PP index Total downloads commonpalce, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 14 34, hte 2, How can I increase my downloads? Danto’s art object is one that can transcend its production, its course determined by its reception, and we, it readers, listeners, receivers, responsible for what that means.

Philsosophy finally caught up with 20th century art. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

While some of his contemporary examples humorous and relevant are dated, heavily using s and s pop culture and artworld commentary and examples Aesthetic Dualism and the Commonplae of the Commonplace. I was not, I admit, expecting to enjoy this book but just to learn from it. A wealth of examples, drawn especially from recent and contemporary art, illuminate the argument.

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Find it on Scholar. A wealth of examples, drawn especially from recent and contemporary art, illuminate the argument.

The Transfiguration of the Commonplace

Danto argues that recent developments in the art world, in particular the production of works of art that cannot be told from ordinary things, make urgent the need for a new theory of art and make plain the factors such a theory can and cannot involve. He is best known as the influential, long-time art critic for The Nation and for his work in philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of history, though he has contributed significantly to a number of fields. It does not depend on talents or any other gift but the ability to learn.

My copy is now peppered with post-it flags.

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The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: A Philosophy of Art

Roughly stated, this argues that anything is art that museum directors and academics say it is, the job for the rest of us to supply the adulation. The book distinguishes what belongs to artistic theory from what has traditionally been confused with it, namely aesthetic theory and offers as well a systematic account of metaphor, expression, and style, together with an original account of artistic representation.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Join Our Mailing List: I am not sure if the two ontological realms are as separate as his tropes imply, for his argument proceeds by making nice distinctions between, first, artjur representation and an object, and, then, between a representation and an artistic representation.

If, in the last analysis, the result of aesthetic responding is an attitude, a stance, then the features that helped to produce that stance can be rejected. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A Philosophy of Art. We note a general Wittgensteinian family resemblance between the class of art objects, but what is the defining feature?

Aug 04, Lynn marked it as to-read Tthe In this there is some irony, as an essay by Danto provided the fodder for what is termed the Institutional Theory of Art. So the artwork is constituted as a transfigurative representation rather than a representation tout court, and I think this is true of artworks, when representations, in general, whether this is achieved self-consciously, as in the arch work I have been discussing, or commmonplace, when the artist simply happens to vest his subject with surprising yet penetrating attributes.

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Kory rated it it was amazing Jan 22, I wish I had a Kindle copy so that I could easily copy quotes.

Danto argues that recent developments in the art world, in particular the production of works of art that cannot be told from thd things, make urgent the need for a new theory of art and make plain the factors such a theory can and cannot involve. In order for the viewer dnato grasp the artistic intention behind the art work, the viewer must know or come to understand the meanings that the artist infused into the work. The way I translate this statement is to say that once you have said everything that could be said in everyday, non-aesthetic discourse about the art object, it is still not fixed by such language, that no lf who enjoys the art object finds it described by such language.

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Then there is the canvas in our garage since my high school art class, that I primed with red paint but never committed to painting. The question how he does conceive these concepts need not further concern us here.

I picked it up again recently because I was teaching a small section to my class, but I couldn’t stop reading Other editions – View all The transfiguration of the commonplace: