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21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 3. Artistic Representation

[nature of representation of reality in the arts]

4 ideas
Representation is two steps removed from the truth [Plato]
Painting makes us admire things of which we do not admire the originals [Pascal]
A drawing only represents Napoleon if the artist intended it to [Wollheim]
In aesthetic interest, even what is true is treated as though it were not [Scruton]