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Single Idea 20418

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / B. Nature of Art / 5. Art as Expression]

Full Idea

The horror or terror of Edvard Much's 'The Scream' could in principle be expressed by different paintings, or even by works of music.

Gist of Idea

The horror expressed in some work of art could equallly be expressed by other means

Source

Gary Kemp (Croce and Collingwood [2012], 1)

A Reaction

A very good simple point against the idea that the point of art is expression. It leaves out the very specific nature of each work of art!

Book Reference

'Key Thinkers in Aesthetics', ed/tr. Giovannelli,Alessandro [Continuum 2012], p.102

Related Idea

Idea 20419 We don't already know what to express, and then seek means of expressing [Kemp]