This subject is intended to encourage and assist critical understanding of the theory and practice of art. What, if anything, makes works of art different to other things. How are they produced, and how do they achieve their effects? On what basis can they be said to be good or bad? We survey the basic types of answers which have been proposed to these questions, and consider the possibility that theories, while useful, are subjective, competitive, and relative.
School of Communication and Creative Industries
Honours in Art History students only
- Classical Theories - Ideas of Inspiration and Genius - Aesthetic Theories - Determinism - Psychology and Psychoanalysis - Formalism and Structuralism - Post-Structuralism
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