Representation without background? A critical reading of Wollheim and Greenberg on the representational character of abstract pictures

Elisa Caldarola

Abstract


Focussing on some claims addressed by Richard Wollheim and Clement Greenberg I investigate how the concepts of depicted figure, background of a pictorial scene and ground of a picture are relevant for an understanding of the relation between figurative and abstract pictures, especially when it comes to consider whether abstract pictures can be said to represent pictorially.

Keywords


Wollheim; Greenberg; Abstract; Figurative; Image

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-11466



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