Artists' intentions and artwork meanings: Some complications

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (2):138 - 139 (2013)

Stephen Davies
University of Auckland
Artists' intentions are among the primary data retrieved by art appreciators. However, artistic creation is not always deliberate; artists sometimes fail in their intentions; artists' achievements depend on artworld roles, not only intentions; factors external to the artist contribute to artwork meaning; artworks stand apart from their creators; and interpretation need not be exclusively concerned with recovering intended meaning
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