Maes, Hans R.V. (2015) What is a Portrait? British Journal of Aesthetics, . pp. 1-20. ISSN 0007-0904. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/aesthj/ayv018) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)
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In answering the title question this paper will aim for extensional adequacy, that is, it will aim to formulate an account that captures as much of the extension as possible of what we ordinarily think counts as a portrait. Two philosophers have recently, and independently from one another, embarked on the same project. Cynthia Freeland’s theory of portraiture, as it is developed in her book Portraits & Persons, is discussed in sections 1 and 2 of this paper. Sections 3 and 4 offer a critical exploration of Paulo Spinicci’s phenomenological study of portraiture. Finally, in sections 5 and 6, an alternative account of portraiture is presented, one that seeks to address all the objections raised against the two competing theories.
|Additional information:||This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in British Journal of Aesthetics following peer review. The version of record is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aesthj/ayv018|
|Uncontrolled keywords:||portrait aesthetics philosophy of art definition|
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
|Divisions:||Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > History and Philosophy of Art|
|Depositing User:||Hans Maes|
|Date Deposited:||25 Aug 2016 18:12 UTC|
|Last Modified:||26 Aug 2016 11:47 UTC|
|Resource URI:||https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/56967 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|