Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences / The Artistic Image as a Process and Result of Game Relations between a Work of Visual Art as an Object and its Spectator

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Issue
Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences: 2008, Vol. 1, Issue 2
Authors
Koptseva, Natalia P.; Zhukovskiy, Vladimir I.
Contact information
Siberian Federal University, 79 Svobodny, Krasnoyarsk 660041 Russia
Keywords
Artistic image; artificiality; finesse; iskus (temptation); spectator’s subject-language; piece object-language; material status; index status; iconic status; symbolic status; compositional formula
Abstract

There has always been a problem in understanding the nature of art works through art criticism. Many theoretical schools have appeared which consider a work of art either as an artifact with certain characteristics (size, paint composition, age) – this approach is used by history and archeology – or as a stimulus to the expression of a spectator’s emotional or intellectual traits. Such approaches suggest a condition of separation, a “barrier” between a work of art and its spectator; the communicative process or the powerful domination of one side excludes the comprehension of an artwork as a process and a result of both sides of the relationship. The authors suggest a special approach to considering the nature of artwork on the basis of an equal relationship of between a work of art (= artistic image) and its spectator. Research into the model of an artwork and the spectator’s meeting/relationship with it allows new aspects of an artistic image (“Artificiality”, “Finesse”, “Iskus” (temptation), material status, index status, iconic status, symbolic status, compositional formula) to be revealed.

Pages
226-244
Paper at repository of SibFU
http://elib.sfu-kras.ru/handle/2311/741

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