Art History Unstuffed. Claude Lévi-Strauss and Structuralism

Art History Unstuffed Claude Lévi-Strauss and Structuralism was posted on June 27, 2014 Even though he was an anthropologist, Claude Lévi-Strauss was one of the most important influences on philosophy in the 1950s and 1960s. Impacted by the [more]

Art History Unstuffed. How Structuralism Became “Post”

Art History Unstuffed How Structuralism Became “Post” was posted on June 20, 2014  This post discusses the linguistic turn of Structuralism that began with the work of Ernst Cassirer and Claude Lévi-Strauss in the post-war period. Since Vico, [more]

Art History Unstuffed. Jean-François Lyotard and the Figural, Part Two

Art History Unstuffed Jean-François Lyotard and the Figural, Part Two was posted on June 13, 2014  Lyotard noted that in Medieval and Renaissance art two systems of spatial representation co-existed: the flat space and the perspectival space. [more]

Art History Unstuffed. Jean-François Lyotard and the Sublime, Part Three

Art History Unstuffed “Jean-François Lyotard and the Sublime, Part Three” posted on May 30, 2014 This third section of the Sublime discusses how the experience of the sublime eludes any attempts at definition. Often compared to the Beautiful, the [more]

Art History Unstuffed. Jean-François Lyotard and the Sublime, Part Two

Art History Unstuffed "Jean-François Lyotard and the Sublime, Part Two” posted on May 23, 2014. Although it can be traced back to antiquity, the Sublime re-emerged in the modern era in the writings of early aestheticians, Baumgarten, Burke and [more]

Art History Unstuffed: Jean-François Lyotard and the Sublime, Part One

Art History Unstuffed “Jean-François Lyotard and the Sublime, Part One” posted on May 16, 2014. The opening section of the discussion of Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime (1991) by Lyotard explains how the philosopher came to his updating of [more]

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