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Single Idea 20342

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 2. Aesthetic Attitude]

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


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

Book Reference

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

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?