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AbstractFirst published in Dutch in 1943, Frans M. Olbrechts’ essay promoted a new contextual approach in the study of primitive art and rejected the purely descriptive and “art critical” approach to the object, as exemplified by Tristan Tzara and others. Central to Olbrechts’ analysis is the...
AbstractFocusing on the international expositions that took place in Buenos Aires in 1882 and 1910, this article reveals and analyzes the discourses on Argentine national identity at national and international level. Art criticism was used as an agency for the redefinition of the nature and...
AbstractThis early essay by the German critic Siegfried Kracauer offers a penetrating analysis of Expressionism. He investigates the reasons both for the movement’s rise and for the later need to overcome it. Kracauer argues that while Expressionism was a necessary turn against rationalism and...
AbstractMoulin examines the ideological, economic, and legal implications of “rarity” and “uniqueness” in relation to the work of art and the art market. From the Renaissance onward, artists distinguished their works from those of industry and of handicraft by rejecting the utilitarian project...
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