Art Beyond Representation: The Performative Power of the by Barbara Bolt

By Barbara Bolt

Refuting the belief that artwork is a representational perform, Bolt’s amazing argument engages with the paintings of Heidegger, Deleuze and Guattari, C.S.Peirce and Judith Butler to argue for a performative dating among artwork and artist. Drawing on issues as different because the paintings of Cézanne and of Francis Bacon, the transubstantiation of the Catholic sacrament and Wilde’s novel the image of Dorian grey, she demanding situations the metaphor of sunshine as enlightenment, reconceiving this ‘revealing’ gentle because the blinding ‘glare’ of the Australian sunlight, and means that an excessive amount of ‘light’ may well in reality demonstrate not anything. This stimulating ebook questions the various primary assumptions ingrained in us concerning the nature of art.

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