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 Figural, Part One

Art History Unstuffed Jean-François Lyotard and the Figural, Part One was posted on June 6, 2014  Although it is the last significant book by Lyotard that was published in English, Discours,Figure (1971) was his first important work. He was among [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]

Art History Unstuffed: “The Differend,” Part Three

Art History Unstuffed: The Differend. Phrases in Dispute (1983)  Jean-François Lyotard Part Three. "Defining the Event” was posted on May 9, 2014. With the backdrop of the intellectual debates over the Holocaust in France in the background, this [more]

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