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By Barbara Bolt

Refuting the belief that artwork is a representational perform, Bolt’s amazing argument engages with the paintings of Heidegger, Deleuze and Guattari, C.S.Peirce and Judith Butler to argue for a performative dating among artwork and artist. Drawing on issues as diversified because the paintings of Cézanne and of Francis Bacon, the transubstantiation of the Catholic sacrament and Wilde’s novel the image of Dorian grey, she demanding situations the metaphor of sunshine as enlightenment, reconceiving this ‘revealing’ mild because the blinding ‘glare’ of the Australian sunlight, and means that an excessive amount of ‘light’ may well in reality display not anything. This stimulating e-book questions the various primary assumptions ingrained in us concerning the nature of artwork.

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