Art As Language: Wittgenstein, Meaning, and Aesthetic Theory by G.L. Hagberg

By G.L. Hagberg

"[Art as Language] is in itself tremendous worthwhile for example of the nonetheless principally unappreciated relevance of Wittgenstein's paintings to standard philosophical concerns. . . . This publication, as a roughly encyclopedic critique of aesthetic theories from a Wittgensteinian standpoint, may be enlightening to aesthetic theorists who need to know, no longer what Wittgenstein acknowledged approximately artwork, yet what the relevance of his paintings is to their use of language as some degree of reference for studying art."―Choice"In a chain of acute arguments, Hagberg dismantles the area of grand aesthetic conception that defines artwork within the phrases philosophy has generally used to outline language. . . . Written with excellence in argumentation, judiciousness, and a capacious wisdom of Wittgenstein."―Daniel Herwitz, universal Knowledge"A transparent and clever publication. Hagberg's process is to teach the results of conserving a Wittgensteinian view of language and brain for classy theories that are both according to, or analogous to, different non-Wittgensteinian positions approximately language and brain. this is often a big project."―Stanley Bates, Middlebury collage

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Handblown glass and steel. 87 m (16 ϫ 16Ј). Detroit, Michigan. 40 CHAPTER 3 The Media and Processes of Art CHAPTER 3 The Media and Processes of Art A rtists communicate with viewers through a variety of materials, tools, and techniques. Some artists “speak” with paint, others with marble. 1 communicates with handblown glass. What do the see-through forms, colors, and patterns of this artwork communicate to you? In this chapter, you will: Compare and contrast the media used in drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpting.

What does he appear to be saying? During this step you will look for information about the work of art. You want to know who did it, when, and where it was done. If you were looking at an original work of art, you would look for the artist's signature and the date on the work itself. In this book, because the works have been reduced to fit on the page, you will probably not be able to see the artist’s signature or the date on the work. You will find that information in the credit line, however.

The basic visual symbols in the language of art are known as the elements of art. Just as there are basic kinds of words—such as nouns and verbs—there are basic kinds of art elements. These are line, shape and form, space, color, value, and texture. The elements are the visual building blocks that the artist puts together to create a work of art. No matter how a work is made, it will contain some or all of these elements. When you look an image, it is difficult to separate one element from another.

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