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Single Idea 20398

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 2. Copies of Art]

Full Idea

Some multiply instanced artworks, such as novel and poems, must have at least one instance.

Gist of Idea

Art that is multiply instanced may require at least one instance


Stephen Davies (The Philosophy of Art (2nd ed) [2016], 4.4)

A Reaction

This is a comment on the idea that all artworks, even oil paintings and buildings are potentially multiply instanced (so the work is the type - Wollheim's view, not one of the tokens).

Book Reference

Davies,Stephen: 'The Philosophy of Art (2nd ed)' [Wiley Blackwell 2016], p.90