Painting Beyond Itself

The Medium in the Post-medium Condition

Author: Isabelle Graw,Ewa Lajer-Burcharth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783956790072

Category: Painting

Page: 289

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In response to recent developments in pictorial practice and critical discourse, 'Painting beyond itself' seeks to historicize and propose new approaches to the question of the medium. Reaching back to the earliest theoretical and institutional definition of painting as a medium in the Renaissance and eighteenth century, this book, based on two conferences (one at Harvard University and the other in Berlin), focuses on the changing role of the medium in establishing painting as the privileged practice, discourse, and institution of modernity.

Abstract Painting and the Minimalist Critiques

Robert Mangold, David Novros, and Jo Baer in the 1960s

Author: Matthew L. Levy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429852975

Category: Art

Page: 208

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This book undertakes a critical reappraisal of Minimalism through an examination of three key painters: Robert Mangold, David Novros, and Jo Baer. By establishing their substantive engagements with Minimalist discourse, as well as their often overlooked artistic exchanges with their sculptor peers, it demonstrates that painting crucially informed the movement’s development, serving not only as an object of critique but also as a crucible for its most central tenets. It also poses broader disciplinary implications as it historicizes and challenges Minimalism’s "death of painting" critiques that have been so influential to theories of modernism and postmodernism in the visual arts.


Synthesis and Difference in the Age of Media Equivalence

Author: Carl Robinson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527527352

Category: Art

Page: 307

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We live in a digital age where the mediums of art are inextricably bound to the binary code, and painting and photography are redefined in their interconnected relationship through digital reconfiguration. As digitisation unmoors these mediums from their traditional supports, their modes of production, display and dissemination shift. These changes bring about new ways of creating, and engaging with, artworks. Through this, the innate qualities of the mediums, previously anchored in their analogue nature, are re-evaluated through their connection with “the digital”. Born out of the PaintingDigitalPhotography conference, held at QUAD Derby, UK, in May 2017, this anthology of essays investigates aspects of interconnectivity between painting, digital and photography in contemporary art practices. It contributes to critical discourses around networks of associations by examining where syntheses occur, and differences remain, between these mediums at the beginning of the twenty first century.

René Magritte and the Art of Thinking

Author: Lisa Lipinski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351626434

Category: Art

Page: 140

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For René Magritte, painting was a form of thinking. Through paintings of ordinary objects rendered with illusionism, Magritte probed the limits of our perception—what we see and cannot see, the nature of representation—as a philosophical system for presenting ideas, and explored perspective as a method of visual argumentation. This book makes the claim that Magritte’s painting is about vision and the act of viewing, of perception itself, and the process of how we see and experience things in the world, including paintings as things.

Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert 43/2

Author: Stefanie Stockhorst

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 3835343726

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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"Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert" wurde 1977 als Mitteilungsblatt der "Deutschen Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts" (DGEJ) gegründet und erscheint seit 1987 als wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift. Die Zeitschrift erscheint halbjährlich und ist im Aufsatzteil im Wechsel aktuellen Themen gewidmet oder frei konzipiert. Im Rezensionsteil legt sie Wert auf aktuelle Besprechungen zu einem weit gefächerten Spektrum von thematisch repräsentativen und methodologisch aufschlussreichen Fachpublikationen. Entsprechend der interdisziplinären Ausrichtung der DGEJ enthält sie Beiträge aus allen Fachrichtungen.

Foucault on Painting

Author: Catherine M. Soussloff

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452955050

Category: Philosophy

Page: 136

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Michel Foucault had been concerned about painting and the meaning of the image from his earliest publications, yet this aspect of his thought is largely neglected within the disciplines of art history and aesthetic theory. In Foucault on Painting, Catherine M. Soussloff argues that Foucault’s sustained engagement with European art history critically addresses present concerns about the mediated nature of the image in the digital age. Foucault’s writing on painting covers four discrete periods in European art history (seventeenth-century southern Baroque, mid-nineteenth century French painting, Surrealism, and figurative painting in the 1960s and ‘70s) as well as five individual artists: Velázquez, Manet, Magritte, Paul Reyberolle, and Gérard Fromanger. As Soussloff reveals in this book, Foucault followed a French intellectual tradition dating back to the seventeenth century, which understands painting as a separate area of knowledge. Painting, a practice long considered silent in its operations and effects, afforded Foucault an ideal discipline to think about history and philosophy simultaneously. Using a comparative approach grounded in art history and aesthetics, Soussloff explores the meaning of painting for Foucault’s philosophy, and for contemporary art theory, proposing a new relevance for a Foucauldian view of ethics and the pleasures and predicaments of contemporary existence.

Media Arts Zurich

13 Positions from the New Media Program

Author: Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. Departement Kunst & Medien

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 304

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Media art is one of the most exciting experimental fields to emerge in contemporary art in recent years--and yet its innovations have been sparsely documented. Media Arts Zurich, the third yearbook published by the Department New Media at the newly founded Zurich University of the Arts, seeks to fill this gap, offering an illuminating overview of the Swiss media art scene of the past decade. This book examines the varying approaches, techniques, and strategies of acclaimed media artists as well as the public reception of their work. Accompanied by a companion DVD in PAL format and 400 lavish illustrations, this volume presents thirteen individual artists and groups in the context of their backgrounds, exhibitions, and the state of European media art. Two essays by art and media historians here position these Swiss media artists in the international art world and document the first ten years and visions for the future of the media art program at the Zurich University of the Arts and its predecessor, the School of Art and Design Zurich. Richly illustrated and deeply informed, Media Arts Zurich points the way to a new European avant-garde.