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TERMS/THEMES


abstraction

abstract expressionism

Adorno, Theodor (1903-1969)

aestheticism

aesthetics

aesthetic autonomy

actualism

allegory

allusion

Althusser, Louis

Apollonian Art

Aquinas, Thomas

Arendt, Hannah

Aristotle

Arnheim, Rudolf

Artaud, Antonin

artefact (art as)

audience

authenticity and the artist

authenticity of the artwork

author

autonomy

Bakhtin, Mikhail

Barthes, Roland

authenticity and language
deconstruction
influence
as structuralist
text

Bataille, Georges

Baudelaire, Charles

Baudrillard, Jean

Bazin, Andre

Benjamin, Walter

early aesthetics

tradition

Bergson, Henri

Bloch, Ernst

Bloom, Harold

Bourdieu, Pierre

Brecht, Bertolt

Breton, Andre

Buddhism

and East Asian aesthetics

Burke, Edmund

and the sublime

Cage, John

capitalism

and museums

etc.

Cassirer, Ernst

catachresis and Metaphor

catharsis

Cavell, Stanley

censorship

and iconoclasm

and moralistic theories

and pornography

Cezanne, Paul

cinema (and film)

Cixous, Helene

Clark, Kenneth

Clark, T. J.

classical art

classicism

and Eliot

and Marx

cognitivism

cognition and perception

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

and imagination

and Romanticism

and Ruskin

color (perception of)

commodification

composition

content (form and)

context of art

contextualism

convention

critisicm

cubism

Dadaism

deconstruction

denotation

depiction

Derrida, Jacques

and deconstruction

and intention

and language as metaphoric

and relativism

and structuralism

and text

Descartes, Rene description

desire AND drive

despecialization (in postmodernism)

determinism (in structuralism)

differentiation (aesthetic)

Dionysian Art

discourse theory

drama

Duchamp, Marcel

Eagleton, Terry

East Asian aesthetics

Empiricism

‘end of art’

and Benjamin

and Hegel

and Heidegger

Engels, Friedrich

environmental aesthetics

eroticism

escapism

existentialism

experience (aesthetic)

expression

expressionism (abstract)

fantasy

Fauvism

Feminist Criticism

and canons of art

and gender theory

and gynocriticism

and Kristeva

and pornography

film (and cinema)

folk art

form

and Aristotle

and audience

and genre

and innovation

and Kant

and Marxist theories

and meaning

and modernism

and Plato

and popular art

and psychoanalysis

and subjectivism

and genre

form and content

and abstraction

and Adorno

and aestheticism

and Hegel

and Heidegger

and Lukacs

and taste

formalism

Foucault, Michel

and epistemes
and interpretation

Frankfurt School

Freud, Sigmund

and approaches in psychoanalysis
and catharsis
critique
and culture
and function of art
and symbols

Fried, Michael

gender theory

genetic fallacy

genius

and Kant

and Rank

genre

and ambiguity

and hermeneutics

and Lessing

literary

genre painting

Gombrich, Ernst H.

and art history

and art as illusion

and perception

and perspective

and representation

and resemblance

Greek Art (Classical Art)

Greenberg, Clement

gynesis

gynocriticism

Habermas, Jurgen

and hermeneutics

and relativism

Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Freidrich

and aesthetic autonomy

and art history

and art and science

and beauty

and classical art

and ontology of artwork

Phenomonology of Spirit

and romantic art

and symbolic art

and system of art

Heidegger, Martin

and hermeneutics

and history of aesthetics

and ineffability

and poetry

and politics

and postmodernism

and representation

and techne andpoiesis

and truth of art

hermeneutics

and Gadamer

Hobbes, Thomas

Horkheimer, M. & Adorno

humanism

Hume, D.

and aesthetic judgment

and beauty and taste

Husserl, Edmund

iconoclasm

idealism

idealization (art as)

identity of work of art

ideology

art as ideology

commitment and engagement

illusion

images

imagism

imitation

impressionism

institutional theories of art

instrumentalism

intention

intentional fallacy

interpretation

and deconstruction

and intention

and New Criticism

poststructuralist approaches

and principle of autonomy

and principle of independence

and principle of intolerability

intertextuality

intuition

Irigaray, Luce

irony

Jakobson, Roman

Jameson, Frederic

Kant, Immanuel

Kristeva, Julia

Lacan, Jacques

language

Lenin, V.I.

Levi-Strauss, Claude

Lukacs, Georg

Lyotard, Jean-Francois

Mallarme, Stephane

Marcuse, Herbert

Marx, Karl

and aesthetic theory

and culture

and function of art

and Hegel

and interpretation

Marxism

base and superstructure

and Benjamin

and Lukacs

and materialism

and morality

and popular art

and structuralism

and subjectivism



materialism

and Benjamin

and Lukacs

Marxist

medieval aesthetics

memory

Merleau-Ponty, Maurice

metanarrative

metaphor

mimesis

mimetic fallacy

mimicry

minimalism

modernism

avant-garde

and language

and mimesis

and relativism

and tradition

museums

and context of art

myth

narrative

naturalism

neo-classicism

neo-Kantianism

neo-Platonism

New Criticism

New Left

Nietzsche, Friedrich

nihilism

no theatre

nominalism

objectivity

obscenity

ontology of artworks

originality of artworks

painting

Panofsky, Erwin

paradox

pastiche

and postmodernism

Pater, Walter

and aestheticism

pathetic fallacy

patronage

Pierce, C.S.

perception

performance

performance art

perspective

and pictorial representation

and trompe l’oeil effects

phenomenology

photography

and Barthes

and Benjamin

pluralism (stylistic)

pointillism

politics and aesthetics

pop art

popular art

portrait

post-impressionism

postmodernism

poststructuralism

pragmatism (American)

proportion

psychoanalysis

and alternatives to Freud

and Cavell

and function of art

and Kristeva

Rank, Otto

realism

and abstraction

and aesthetic properties

and illusion

and Lukacs

and Marx

and Socialist Realism

reification

relativism

religion and art

Renaissance

representation

revivalism

Riegl, A.

Romanticism

Sartre, Jean-Paul

Saussure, Ferdinand de

Schopenhauer, Arthur

sculpture

classical

postmodern

semantics

semiotics

Shintoism

sign

and deconstruction

and symbols

Smithson, Robert

space

Spinoza

Spivak, Gayatri

structuralism

and Barthes

and interpretation

and irony

and meaning

and deconstruction

and poststructuralism

style

subject

subjectivity

sublimation

sublime

suprematism

surrealism

symbols

symmetry

taste

technique

text

theatricality

theories of art

time

trompe l’oeil effects

unconscious

utilitarianism

value (aesthetic)

Wolfflin, Heinrich

Yale School

yu-gen

Zen Buddhism

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