Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A way to discuss

Back at CCAC in 1989, the idiosyncratic, fun loving Charles Fisk offered his Ceramic Art History class this article, which has guided my critiquing methods ever since. Robert L. Scranton's introduction to"Aesthetic Aspects of Ancient Art", titled "The Structure of Style", breaks down the art object into the following for a rather basic & scientific approach to critique:
Elements of the Work of Art:
within each, there are the
Aesthetic Aspect
Technical Aspect
Rational Aspect
Variations in Manipulating the Elements:
1. Ontology
2. Epistemology
3. Signification
4. Definition
5. Configuration
6. Dynamics
7. System
8. Focus
9. Cohesion

The article will be in the new Portland Artist Resource Center - PARC (working title) located in room 320.

Now the question remains how we put this towards Social Practice. Let's see..

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