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By Steven Leuthold

ISBN-10: 0415577993

ISBN-13: 9780415577991

Cross-Cultural matters in paintings presents a fascinating advent to aesthetic ideas, increasing the dialogue past the standard Western theorists and Western examples. Steven Leuthold discusses either modern and historic concerns and examples, incorporating a number exact case reports from African, Asian, eu, Latin American, center japanese and local American artwork. person chapters deal with large intercultural concerns in paintings, together with artwork and tradition, Primitivism and Otherness, Colonialism, Nationalism, artwork and faith, Symbolism and Interpretation, variety and Ethnicity, a feeling of position, paintings and Social Order, Gender, and the Self, contemplating those topics as constructs that body our knowing of paintings. Cross-Cultural matters in artwork attracts upon principles and case reports from cultural and demanding stories, paintings background, ethno-aesthetics and sector experiences, visible anthropology, and philosophy, and may be important for undergraduate and postgraduate classes in those fields.

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By far, the largest percentage of books and films made about art center on well-known artists and movements from the history of Western art. Books about van Gogh sell well in Europe, North America, Japan, and elsewhere. However, it would be unlikely to see books about individual Japanese or Indonesian artists doing well in North America. Part of this is due to the limited experience that the potential audiences for these books have of non-Western art, but this inequity is also due to the publisher’s need and desire to turn a profit on the book.

A position of radical relativism seems to ignore the intercultural processes of aesthetic judgment that take place in practice every day. The standards ART, CULTURE, AND HYBRIDITY 17 that members of diverse groups use to judge quality may vary, and even come into conflict with one another, but the judgment of quality in the contemporary world is often an intercultural process. The point that quality is an aspect of judgment, along with the appropriateness of subject matter, ethics, and so on, is illustrated once again by the responses to the Ofili painting.

Reproduced with permission. ART, CULTURE, AND HYBRIDITY 13 religious groups. But, the sensuality of traditional images of the Virgin was the value that motivated Ofili: I was going to the National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing and looking at Van Eyck’s paintings of mother and child. I just wanted the image of the breast really. The exposed breast is hinting at motherhood but those images are very sexually charged. She’s painted as this beautiful, passive, angelic woman, pure and very attractive looking.

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