David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Hypatia 5 (2):91 - 106 (1990)
Feminist analyses of the roles gender has played in art lead to an alternative theory that emphasizes art's complex interactions with culture(s) rather than the autonomy within culture claimed for it by formalism. Focusing on the visual arts, I extrapolate the new theory from feminist research and compare it with formalist precepts. Sharing Arthur Danto's concern that art has been disenfranchised in the twentieth century by its preoccupation with theory, I claim that feminist thought re-enfranchises art by revisioning its relationship to its contexts.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Arnold Berleant (1986). The Historicity of Aesthetics — I. British Journal of Aesthetics 26 (2):101-111.
Arthur Danto (1964). The Artworld. Journal of Philosophy 61 (19):571-584.
Arthur Coleman Danto (1986). The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art. Columbia University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Keith Lehrer (2012). Art, Self, and Knowledge. Oxford University Press.
Peggy Zeglin Brand (2006). Feminist Art Epistemologies: Understanding Feminist Art. Hypatia 21 (3):166-189.
Lars Aagaard-Mogensen (ed.) (1976). Culture and Art: An Anthology. Humanities Press.
L. Ryan Musgrave (2003). Liberal Feminism, From Law to Art: The Impact of Feminist Jurisprudence on Feminist Aesthetics. Hypatia 18 (4):214-235.
Gertrude Postl (2009). From Gender as Performative to Feminist Performance Art. Radical Philosophy Review 12 (1/2):87-103.
Maurice Hamington (ed.) (2010). Feminist Interpretations of Jane Addams. Pennsylvania State University Press.
Kathleen Kadon Desmond (2011). Ideas About Art. Wiley-Blackwell.
Curtis Brown (2002). Art, Oppression, and the Autonomy of Aesthetics. In Alex Neill & Aaron Ridley (eds.), Arguing about Art, Second Edition. Routledge.
Christy Mag Uidhir (2010). Failed-Art and Failed Art-Theory. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88 (3):381-400.
Peg Zeglin Brand (1999). Glaring Omissions in Traditional Theories of Art. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 1999:177-186.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads9 ( #172,745 of 1,413,119 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #152,603 of 1,413,119 )
How can I increase my downloads?