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ERIC Number: EJ1002795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
The End of Art Revisited
Wertz, S. K.
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v46 n4 p13-19 Win 2012
A look at Danto's many discussions of the end of art and its meaning. Also examined is Hegel's idea of the end of art and his use of the dialectic to explain it. Both philosophers sought the meaning of art in the object or artwork--more so for Danto, because he thinks the object is a material one that would exclude conceptual artists' thought experiments, which are impossible to represent or materialize. So conceptual art truly signals the end of art in that there are no other boundaries to be scaled or conquered. As Hegel put it: "Thought and reflection have spread their wings above fine art." (Contains 15 notes.)
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Language: English
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