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Jasmin Lapthorn

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Objections- Narrow Imitation- Jackson Pollock's work does not imitate anything, it is only drips of paint on a canvas, yet it is still valuable art. We value art because it informs us Good art should illuminate our experience, reveal a 'truths', articulate a 'vision', be apiphanic, portray authentically or at least imitate or represent its subject convincingly or faithfully. How is art supposed to stand for reality? Are all arts equally concerned with representing? what could we mean by 'truth' in art? Even if art informs us, is that why we value it as art? Is art especially informative? Objections- Broad You cannot define a chair as something you can sit on as this definition is too broad as there are things that you can sit on that are not chairs Plato World of forms Can art be informative in a special way? We could just go on Wikipedia for 10 minutes rather than watching a 2 hour film on a subject, for example Titanic, Apollo 13 or Platoon. WE value art because it informs us Booklet one We value art when it imitates reality convincingly Art informs us about reality if it is an imitation of reality. Chuck close big self portrait 1968 Gustave Courbet the stone breakers 1849 We value art when it represents reality convincingly Abstract art may not directly imitate the object it is about, but it does still have value as it represents something. Jackson Pollock's Tiger Saint Saens' The Swan We value art because it reveals truths Arts purpose may be instead to reveal a deeper truth, rather than explain it. Vincent Van Gogh, A pair of shoes Banksy Image on the west bank barrier WE value art because it illuminates our experience Mark Rothko's Chapel Ai Weiwei: Sunflower seeds 'true to life' good imitations or copies of something real represents the world Epiphany Type of truth Works of art must convey a certain type of truth in order to be valuable Roses for Stalin, Vladimirski Socialist realism stressed the need for the creative artist to serve the proletariat by being realistic, optimistic and heroic. Advantage It can be applied to non-representational art

such as classical music which instead of

conveying a truth or message provokes us

into reflection of the response we have to it. Representing reality- Rothko's chapel does not represent reality yet is still valuable art. Reveals truth- Great art could tell us a lie and still be great, like El Greco's paintings of Mary Magdalene, or Vladimirski's Roses for Stalin. Andy Warhol's Cambell soup cans is also considered great art yet does not reveal any truths. You cannot define a chair as something with four legs since there are many things that do not have four legs yet are still chairs. This definition is too narrow Imitation- There are things that imitate that are not considered art, for example Facebook photos of friends on holiday, or a parrot. Representation- Symbols on a map or road signs represent without being considered art Reveals truths- Journalism reveals truths without being art. Illuminates- Absolutely anything could illuminate our experiences, such as a sunset. Real world Art Art takes us further from the truth Responses Art could be closer to the truth, Michelangelo's David isn't like any man as it is too 'perfect' so is closer to the 'truth' Art does not need to copy, Jackson Pollock Art entertains, makes it possible to empathize with characters and informs in a more personal way
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