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Single Idea 20342

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 4. Interpretation of Art]

Full Idea

Performative interpretation occurs only with certain arts, but critical intepretation pertains to all.

Gist of Idea

Interpretation is performance for some arts, and critical for all arts

Source

Richard Wollheim (Art and Its Objects [1968], 38)

A Reaction

Fairly obvious, but this is the first point to make about the concept of 'interpretation'. Does the word in fact have two meanings? Or do I perform a painting when I look carefully at it?

Book Reference

Wollheim,Richard: 'Art and Its Objects' [Penguin 1975], p.100