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Close Distance - Space, time and art


Moltow, D, Close Distance - Space, time and art, Opening the Close Distance Exhibition, 25 September, Devonport Regional Gallery, pp. 1-4. (2009) [Keynote Presentation]

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We donít need art to show us what a new fridge looks like; we can walk into the nearest electrical appliance shop and have a look for ourselves. The same can be said of almost any object accessible to our senses. Despite the technical perfection achieved by the extreme realist artists, and their ability to capture beauty in the living moment and for perpetuity, insofar as they claim to present an accurate representation of their subjects, and insofar as their subjects are concrete (that is, tangible) objects in the world Ė be they trees, persons, seascapes, animals or fridges - they donít show us anything about the world and its constituents that we cannot see for ourselves.

Item Details

Item Type:Keynote Presentation
Keywords:Art, aesthetics, philosophy
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Aesthetics
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Moltow, D (Dr David Moltow)
ID Code:105822
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-01-15
Last Modified:2016-01-15

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