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1. Blood and beauty

1. Blood and beauty  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192804631
‘Blood and beauty’ examines why blood has been used in so much art. Artwork in recent years has incorporated a lot of horror. Photographers have shown corpses or the grisly severed heads of ... More
3. Cultural crossings

3. Cultural crossings  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192804631
‘Cultural crossings’ asks: Can art break down barriers among cultures? John Dewey's belief that ‘the esthetic quality is the same for Greeks, Chinese, and Americans’ suggests that he is ... More
2. Paradigms and purposes

2. Paradigms and purposes  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192804631
Contemporary artists who create work using blood, urine, maggots, and plastic surgery are successors of past artists who took sex, violence, and war as their subjects. ‘Paradigms and ... More
Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction  

Cynthia Freeland

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192804631
In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction discusses beauty, blood, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0009
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192804631
Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction is an exploration of art, what it means, and why we value it. It examines topics in the field loosely called art theory: ritual theory, ... More

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