Painting in an Era of Critical Theory
Nadaner, Dan, Studies in Art Education
What are the values of painting for the contemporary visual arts curriculum? One of the central tenets of critical theory holds that the value of art in conveying subjectivity has been superseded by the newer task of interrogating the nature of representation. In an art world dominated by critical theory and by new forms that speak to that theory, the contribution of painting to society and to education is not as firmly established as it was in the first half of the century. In this paper I review the challenge from critical theory to painting and cnstruct an aiternative relationship between the two fields. I attempt to reaffirm the relationship between painting and experience, and to …
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Publication information: Article title: Painting in an Era of Critical Theory. Contributors: Nadaner, Dan - Author. Journal title: Studies in Art Education. Volume: 39. Issue: 2 Publication date: Winter 1998. Page number: 168+. © National Art Education Association Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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