London Aesthetics Forum

London Aesthetics Forum
Date
2 October 2019, 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
Gordon Room, G34, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

 

Artistic Style as the Expression of Artistic Ideals

 

 

Robert Hopkins (NYU)


 

Paper is co-authored with Nick Riggle. What is individual artistic style? In the literature we find basically one answer to this question: the influential view that artistic style is the expression of personality. In what follows we elaborate upon and evaluatively compare the two most plausible versions of this view with a new proposal—that style is the expression of the artist’s ideals for her art. The means of elaboration and comparison will be each view’s answer to certain basic questions we think a theory of individual artistic style should address. We argue that our new proposal is a workable theory of individual style and suggest that it fares better on the whole than both versions of the influential and widely accepted view.

 

 

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