Reading Works of Art:  Art and/as Language

class 4 (sept. 25)


Modern art:  art that investigates the nature of representation and therefore displays the structure of language.

Questions:

  • Is it helpful to compare the visual arts to language and what does that imply about the definition of the visual arts?
  • What does it mean to “read” a painting?
  • Do all languages have the same structure?
  • How to we evaluate languages?
  • Is the author dead? How about the critic?

Class 4 Presentation