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Art Beyond Representation: The Performative Power of the by Barbara Bolt

By Barbara Bolt

Refuting the belief that artwork is a representational perform, Bolt’s remarkable argument engages with the paintings of Heidegger, Deleuze and Guattari, C.S.Peirce and Judith Butler to argue for a performative courting among paintings and artist. Drawing on subject matters as various because the paintings of Cézanne and of Francis Bacon, the transubstantiation of the Catholic sacrament and Wilde’s novel the image of Dorian grey, she demanding situations the metaphor of sunshine as enlightenment, reconceiving this ‘revealing’ mild because the blinding ‘glare’ of the Australian solar, and means that an excessive amount of ‘light’ could in reality show not anything. This stimulating e-book questions a few of the primary assumptions ingrained in us in regards to the nature of art.

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