Art, Agency and Living Presence: From the Animated Image to by Caroline van Eck

By Caroline van Eck

Throughout historical past, and world wide, audience have handled artistic endeavors as though they're dwelling beings: talking to them, falling in love with them, kissing or beating them. even if during the last two decades of person instances of such habit in the direction of paintings has elevated immensely, there are few makes an attempt at formulating a theoretical account of them, or writing the historical past of the way such responses have been thought of, outlined or understood. that's what this publication units out to do: to reconstruct a few the most important chapters within the historical past of considered such reflections in Western Europe, and to provide a few development blocks in the direction of a theoretical account of such responses, drawing at the paintings of Aby Warburg and Alfred Gell.

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