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The Analysis of pictorial style

Gaiger, Jason (2002). The Analysis of pictorial style. British Journal of Aesthetics, 42(1) pp. 20–36.

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Drawing on recent attempts critically to reconstruct the ideas of Heinrich Woelfflin, this paper argues that there is a specific 'logic of depiction' that is distinctive to visual as opposed to verbal forms of representation. The aim is to provide a set of objective parameters that can allow a comparative analysis of the formal organization of pictures despite differences in period, subject matter, format, etc. The paper seeks to show that such an analysis is possible and that it possesses explanatory force.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1468-2842
Keywords: aesthetics; philosophy of art; style
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Art History, Classical Studies, English and Creative Writing, Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 7767
Depositing User: Jason Gaiger
Date Deposited: 18 May 2007
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:01
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