Non-conventional definitions take a concept like the aesthetic as an intrinsic characteristic in order to account for the phenomena of art. In terms of classificatory disputes about art , Danto takes a conventional approach. His "institutional definition of art" considers whatever art schools, museums, and artists get away with, regardless of formal definitions. Danto has written on this subject in several of his recent works and a detailed treatment is to be found in Transfiguration of the Commonplace. Danto, Carroll Clause iv is what makes the definition institutionalist. The view has been criticized for entailing that art criticism written in a highly rhetorical style is art, lacking but requiring an independent account of what makes a context art historical, and for not applying to music.

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Art vs. Life vs. Danto Arthur C. Although Ms. My competence lies elsewhere. Writing a biography is more of an art than a science. The Factory was as much a work place as a party place. Warhol got a lot of work done there. He [Warhol] was a hard worker There were never more than three, four, five people there The only reason to go there was to watch the silk screens being made on the floor.

Warhol was as afraid of getting busted as anyone else. They were doing fine on their own. Edie Sedgwick, for one, was already taking drugs by the time she met Warhol and had also been in and out of mental hospitals several times before she got involved with the Factory. Genevieve Charbin who starred in My Hustler and stayed with Edie for a few weeks recalls that rather than "destroying" Edie, Warhol "really, really cared about her" and "was always the last to call at night and the first in the morning.

She was very far gone, right from the beginning. Rene Ricard, who appeared in Kitchen and was filmed for The Andy Warhol Story, described it as "the best" and "very hard to get, rare and very good Photographer Stephen Shore remembers a lunch with Warhol in where the artist "would very discreetly open up a pillbox and take speed. See here. A night creature before the shooting, Andy was now home each evening by eight.

His book is poorly footnoted and it is difficult to trace the source of specific details. When Colacello asks "what kind of a pill," Warhol responds "Oh, uh, just a little Dexamyl. Since many in his circle were on amphetamines during those years, are we to say that the Age of Warhol is the Age of Speed? Danto writes "Billy Name took dilute amounts of the drug - and how much good did it do him? Subtracting the amphetamines leaves the difference between Warhol as a genius and Billy Name as muddlehead intact.

Billy Name the "muddlehead? Painted compositions cede at this time to serial accumulations of objects, whose quantity and likeness undermine conventional orders of number, composition, and visual distinction.

POP33 The origins of Sleep and the influences leading up to it are much more complicated than that of course - Warhol was notoriously evasive about his influences in general - but where Danto errs is in giving the impression that Sleep was unedited. He writes that Warhol took "hundreds of four-minute reels of film but knew little about how to edit them" so decided "just to use everything.

Danto writes about Empire, "in my view, it is a philosophical masterpiece, nearly as profound as Brillo Box.


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Art vs. Life vs. Danto Arthur C. Although Ms.


Arthur Danto

While many take aesthetics and the philosophy of art to be synonymous, Danto argues for a hard distinction between the two. For him, aesthetics is largely a matter of delectation, a consideration of the way in which things appear to the senses, along with an argument for the superiority of one arrangement over another. The philosophy of art, on the other hand, is an inquiry into what distinguishes art objects from other things in the world; it is an attempt to answer the question, what makes art art? For Danto, the relevance of aesthetics was seriously challenged by 20th-century art. For example, looking at the highly illusionistic sculpture that adorned public spaces in ancient Greece, Plato was led to conclude that the essence of art was imitation. It provides readers with a philosophical approach to the history of art, along with an introduction to some of the most pressing questions raised by everything from the restoration of the Sistine Chapel to the works of Duchamp and Warhol. For this same reason, many specialists will find plenty to quibble with.


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Museum The Warhol Museum mourns the loss of a brilliant mind whom many of us were fortunate to call a colleague, Arthur Danto, who passed on October 25, His perspectives on art shaped the aesthetic discourse of his times. Arthur Danto was a famous, much published philosopher. He wrote major studies of epistemology, historiography and the theory of action, as well as studies of such varied subjects as Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre and Oriental Religion. He was a distinguished art critic, famous for the catholic range of his enthusiasms. And for one period, he was a successful practicing artist—he made prints.


The Artness of Art: Arthur Danto’s “What Art Is”

I heard words like philosophy and ideas come up a lot. Where packaged product and packaged celebrity was central to US culture of that time and most definitely ours. Warhol was an early adopter in commenting through his art on this prefab culture and capitalist economy behind it. I think now we are drowning in the wave he saw in its leading edge. Witness who is in the white house right now and reality TV that created him.

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