ISBN : 9780198861751
Real Likenesses presents a radical new approach to examining the value of artistic representation. At its heart is a serious reconsideration of the relationship between medium and content in representational art, which counters current dominant theories that inevitably make attention to the former a distraction from attending to the latter. Through close analysis of paintings, photographs, and novels, Michael Morris proposes a new understanding of the real likenesses we encounter in representational art; what they are, how they are made present to us, and how they are created. The result is an intuitive way of thinking about how these art forms work.
1 The Paradox of Painting
2 Painted Things
3 Photography and the Real World
4 Transparency and Distraction in Photographs
5 Paradox and Distraction in Novels
6 Real Characters