Foucault's Philosophy of Art :

Tanke, Joseph J.

Foucault's Philosophy of Art : A Genealogy of Modernity. - 1st ed. - 1 online resource (239 pages) - Philosophy, Aesthetics and Cultural Theory Ser. . - Philosophy, Aesthetics and Cultural Theory Ser. .

Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Illustrations -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 The Stirrings of Modernity -- Introduction -- 1.1 Setting the Stage around the Central Absence -- 1.2 The Historicality of Visual and Philosophical Experience -- 1.3 The Experience of Resemblance -- 1.4 The Man of Resemblance in the Place of the King -- 1.5 The Experience of Representation -- 1.6 The Visuality of Representation -- 1.7 Representation Assumes the Place of the King -- 1.8 The Persistence of Resemblance and the Deification of the Artist -- 1.9 The Experience of Man -- 1.10 The Place of Man and the Position of the Viewer -- 1.11 Modern Visuality and the Breakdown of Representation -- Conclusion -- Chapter 2 Rupture -- Introduction -- 2.1 For a Dissociating Point of View: The Aims of Archaeology -- 2.2 Tools of Archaeology -- 2.3 Archaeology and Painting -- 2.4 Manet: The Artist of the Archive -- 2.5 Displacing Quattrocento Pictorial Conventions -- 2.6 Marking the Material Conditions of Representation within Representation -- 2.7 Replacing the Quattrocento's Lighting Schema -- 2.8 The Use of Ugliness: Manet's Le balcon -- 2.9 The Place of the Viewer -- 2.10 The Tableau-Object -- 2.11 Painting as a Play of Forces: The Work of Paul Rebeyrolle -- Conclusion -- Chapter 3 Nonaffirmative Painting -- Introduction -- 3.1 Two Principles of Classical Painting -- 3.2 Silencing Reference: Distinguishing Similitude from Resemblance -- 3.3 From the Abolition of Resemblance to its Simulation -- 3.4 Incursions of Word and Image: Effacing the Separation Principle -- 3.5 Klee and the Separation Principle: Reading or Viewing? -- 3.6 Radicalizing the Attack -- 3.7 Transfiguration of Word and Image -- 3.8 When Calligrams Come Undone -- Conclusion -- Chapter 4 Anti-Platonism -- Introduction -- 4.1 Overcoming Platonism's Ethical Orientation. 4.2 Thinking the Modern Image -- 4.3 Deleuze, Foucault, and the Reversal of Platonism -- 4.4 Andy Warhol and the Thinking of Difference -- 4.5 Stylizations of Freedom: Gérard Fromanger -- 4.6 The Anti-Platonism of Transvestite Imagery -- 4.7 Liberating the Image's Event -- 4.8 Between Thought and Emotion: Creating and Contesting Identity -- 4.9 Strategies of the Image: Creating the Thought-Emotion -- Conclusion -- Chapter 5 The Cynical Legacy -- Introduction -- 5.1 Modifications to the History of Sexuality -- 5.2 The Modern Sense of Self -- 5.3 Subjectivity and Beauty -- 5.4 Beauty and Truth: The Case of Socrates -- 5.5 The Cynical Reversal -- 5.6 Cynicism as a Transhistorical Ethical Category -- 5.7 The Cynical Truth of Modern Art -- 5.8 Parrhēsia as Visual Truth -- 5.9 Cynical Strategies and the Anticipation of Modern Art -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W.

Foucault's Philosophy of Art: A Genealogy of Modernity tells the story of how art shed the tasks with which it had traditionally been charged in order to become modern. Joseph J. Tanke offers the first complete examination of Michel Foucault's reflections on visual art, tracing his thought as it engages with the work of visual artists from the seventeenth century to the contemporary period. The book offers a concise and accessible introduction to Foucault's frequently anthologized, but rarely understood, analyses of Diego Velázquez's Las Meninas and René Magritte's Ceci n'est pas une pipe. On the basis of unpublished lecture courses and several un-translated analyses of visual art, Tanke reveals the uniquely genealogical character of Foucault's writings on visual culture, allowing for new readings of his major texts in the context of contemporary Continental philosophy, aesthetic and cultural theory. Ultimately Tanke demonstrates how Foucault provides philosophy and contemporary criticism with the means for determining a conception of modern art.

9781441177131


Foucault, Michel, -- 1926-1984.;Art -- Philosophy.


Electronic books.

B2430.F724T36 2009

701.17092