Saturday, February 5, 2011

A way to look & discuss

Back at CCAC in 1989, the idiosyncratic, fun loving Charles Fisk offered his Ceramic Art History class this article, which has inspires me 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 is 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
May sound complex, but I'd like to institute a clear version of these guidelines in our next critique

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