The study aims to produce a comparative analysis of classically founded theories of aesthetics and a newer theory of aesthetics. Using the work Untitled by the Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama, the study analyses the work and discusses the different forms of experience produced by the different methods of enquiry. Using Noel Carroll’s formulation of the different classical views of aesthetic properties and Relational Aesthetics as a more contemporary perspective, it is concluded that classical conceptions of aesthetic qualities provide different prospects for the chosen work than the contemporary one. The classical prospects are valued to be neither inherently good or bad, but are seen to have a different evaluative potential in regards to Untitled specifically, since they only partially take into account the physical and culturally specific dimensions of the work, whereas relational aesthetics provide theoretical grounds for a fuller description of these dimensions in the work.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||18 dec. 2016|