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Revealing Art (Paperback, New)

Matthew Kieran

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Why does art matter to us, and what makes good art? Why is the role of imagination so important in art? Illustrated with carefully chosen color and black-and-white plates of examples from Michelangelo to Matisse and Poussin to Jackson Pollock, "Revealing Art" explores some of the most important questions we can ask about art. Matthew Kieran clearly but forcefully asks how art inspires us and disgusts us and whether artistic judgment is simply a matter of taste, and if art can be immoral or obscene, should it be censored? He brings such abstract issues to life with fascinating discussions of individual paintings, photographs and sculptures, such as Michelangelo's "Pieta," Andres Serrano's" Piss Christ" and Jackson Pollock's "Summertime."
He also suggests some answers to problems that any one in an art gallery or museum is likely to ask themselves: what is a beautiful work of art, and can art really reveal something true about our own nature?
"Revealing Art" is ideal for anyone interested in debates about art today, or who has simply stood in front of a painting and felt baffled.


Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2004
First published: 2005
Authors: Matthew Kieran
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 280
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-415-27854-6
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > The arts: general issues
Books > Humanities > Philosophy
Books > Arts & Architecture > The arts: general issues > Theory of art
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > General
Books > Philosophy > General
LSN: 0-415-27854-6
Barcode: 9780415278546

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