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By Samuel B. Mallin (auth.)

ISBN-10: 9400915942

ISBN-13: 9789400915947

ISBN-10: 9401072140

ISBN-13: 9789401072144

Art Line Thought discusses the most matters that beset our time and philosophy by way of finding those similar matters in artistic endeavors and describing heavily what's proven there. whereas respecting their changes, artwork and philosophy are hence made to pass from side to side into each other, delineating in clean methods our matters approximately nature, the human and non-human, the physique, femininity, ecology, expertise, textism, the top of historical past, group, postmodernism, relativism and non-Eurocentric ethics. A `philosophy of line' gathers those matters, opposing the present dominance of `word' and linguistic analyses. paintings has lengthy been conscious that the road communicates that means at the least in addition to the note. the quantity is split among modern and prehistoric paintings so one can exhibit the presumptions of `Western' tradition and the way we'd stream past it. because the publication is a critique of Eurocentric pondering and prose, it really works at discovering new varieties of either.
Its philosophical meditation is directed both to those that are intellectually attracted to modern and prehistoric paintings, in theories of postmodern tradition and feedback, and in anthropology.

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For example, the way her locks of hair gently shelter and enclose her face give her a Demeter-like look from certain perspectives (reminiscent of the numerous Archaic terracotta reliefs and plaques that have survived of this goddess). Further, as we shall soon see, her shapes, gestures and lines are kept beneath the surface of the sculpture in order to fulgurate from the deep, and do not lay themselves out across surfaces as do ours. She does not have the kind of sensuous self-certainty that the very last kaurai have, like the Kritian Bay and the Bland Bay [Illustration], for unlike them she is manifestly perturbed and troubled by a dis-cordance and imbalance between this new self-centering movement and the chthonic.

This burden drags her inwardly with an intensity that is somehow made to turn and start facing itself. She has a little of the "moodiness" we associate with existentialist states of consciousness such as depression, boredom, anxiety or despair, but is even more what Hegel celebrated as the first great stage in the coming to be of "self-consciousness". However, we have learnt that the Archaic had no less consciousness of "self" than we quasi-Hegelian intellectuals do, but it 40 Sculptural Archaic Thought ...

She senses her own "identity" there, for the deepening deep is the direction into which she finds herself always gathered and from which she continually figures forth into the world in often unpredictable ways. This contrasts for example with the later kaurai and Euthydikas who Thinking of the Future Archaically /... 39 assume this up-welling flow-through of phusis, but depend more and more on reclining back just to themselves, a self which becomes their new place of self-gathering, self-identity and their final trust.

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