Synthesis Philosophica 26 (2):283-297 (2011)

Authors
Gizela Horvath
Partium Christian University, Oradea, Romania
Abstract
The problem of identity in the world of art is relevant from many perspectives. This paper aims at discussing the identity of the work of art. The discussion is built in three steps: the problem of identification of an object as work of art, the problem of the relevant properties of a work of art and the question of the author of the work of art as decisive (or not) for the identification of a work of art. These issues are raised with the evolution of artistic practice and art theory in the last century. The appearing of the “ready-made” destabilized the firm identity of a work of art and now we have to decide what the difference is between a work of art and its perceptually identical pair. Traditionally relevant perceptual features lost their importance in conceptual art, so we have to decide what relevant properties belong, even today, to works of art. Finally, the practice of appropriation in postmodern art challenges the notion of the artist and of the meaning of genuine creation.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

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

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Work and Object.Peter Lamarque - 2002 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 102 (2):141–162.
Work, Identity and Self: How We Are Formed by the Work We Do. [REVIEW]Al Gini - 1998 - Journal of Business Ethics 17 (7):707-714.
Advance Directives and Personal Identity: What Is the Problem?E. Furberg - 2012 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 37 (1):60-73.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-10-01

Total views
382 ( #17,570 of 2,340,230 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
34 ( #19,665 of 2,340,230 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes