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The role of the artist's gesture in the perception of art and artistic style

Helena De Preester UGent (2011) Art & Science, Proceedings of a Special Focus Symposium on Art and Science. 9. p.15-19
abstract
The perception of art is a complex and multi-layered phenomenon. One obvious aspect in perceiving and appreciating a work of art is the recognition of its representational content, either figurative or non- figurative. A second and no less important aspect is the assessment of its graphic or plastic qualities. Assessing these qualities is part of our understanding of the process in which the work has been produced. Many artists testify that this process is not primarily an activity carried out by the mind, but rather “[...] a bodily activity, one that is an expression of the lived-body’s way of being in the world.” (Wentworth, 2004: 15) The perception and appreciation of works of art therefore involves the understanding of its coming into being on the basis of the artist’s gestures. In this contribution, these two related ideas are elaborated on the basis of a number of phenomenological insights. First, the Husserlian idea that in the perception of cultural objects their coming into being is appresented, and second the idea that in the art of drawing, this is a matter of appresentation of the draftsman bodily gestures.
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gesture, drawing, appresentation, art, empathy, Husserl
in
Art & Science, Proceedings of a Special Focus Symposium on Art and Science
editor
GE Lasker, H Schinzel, Karel Boullart, Helena De Preester UGent and Jerry Galle
volume
9
pages
15 - 19
publisher
The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics (IIAS)
place of publication
Tecumseh, Canada
conference name
23rd International conference on systems research, informatics and cybernetics
conference location
Baden-Baden, Germany
conference start
2011-08-01
conference end
2011-08-05
ISBN
9781897233559
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1989276
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1989276
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2012-01-17 11:35:12
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2017-01-02 09:53:22
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  author       = {De Preester, Helena},
  booktitle    = {Art \& Science, Proceedings of a Special Focus Symposium on Art and Science},
  editor       = {Lasker, GE and Schinzel, H and Boullart, Karel and De Preester, Helena and Galle, Jerry},
  isbn         = {9781897233559},
  keyword      = {gesture,drawing,appresentation,art,empathy,Husserl},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Baden-Baden, Germany},
  pages        = {15--19},
  publisher    = {The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics (IIAS)},
  title        = {The role of the artist's gesture in the perception of art and artistic style},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
De Preester, Helena. 2011. “The Role of the Artist’s Gesture in the Perception of Art and Artistic Style.” In Art & Science, Proceedings of a Special Focus Symposium on Art and Science, ed. GE Lasker, H Schinzel, Karel Boullart, Helena De Preester, and Jerry Galle, 9:15–19. Tecumseh, Canada: The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics (IIAS).
APA
De Preester, H. (2011). The role of the artist’s gesture in the perception of art and artistic style. In GE Lasker, H. Schinzel, K. Boullart, H. De Preester, & J. Galle (Eds.), Art & Science, Proceedings of a Special Focus Symposium on Art and Science (Vol. 9, pp. 15–19). Presented at the 23rd International conference on systems research, informatics and cybernetics, Tecumseh, Canada: The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics (IIAS).
Vancouver
1.
De Preester H. The role of the artist’s gesture in the perception of art and artistic style. In: Lasker G, Schinzel H, Boullart K, De Preester H, Galle J, editors. Art & Science, Proceedings of a Special Focus Symposium on Art and Science. Tecumseh, Canada: The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics (IIAS); 2011. p. 15–9.
MLA
De Preester, Helena. “The Role of the Artist’s Gesture in the Perception of Art and Artistic Style.” Art & Science, Proceedings of a Special Focus Symposium on Art and Science. Ed. GE Lasker et al. Vol. 9. Tecumseh, Canada: The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics (IIAS), 2011. 15–19. Print.