Words. As a Form of Art. To Think About…. Do words count as art ? Do they have to be arranged a certain way to count as art? How is emotion expressed through words? How should it be expressed? Is there a “right” way of communicating it? (Expressionist)
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As a Form of Art
The list could go on and on…Think about it!
Definition of Art
Do Words Count Too?
Tolstoy’s Theories in Review
Collingwood’s Theories in Review
Clive Bell’s Theories
Susan Langer’s Theories
Roland Barthes’ Theories
How is emotion expressed through words? How should it be expressed?
Do words count as art?
Is art only what is verbally ineffable?
How do you judge the strength and meaning of words? Who is the real Author?
Can aesthetic emotion be expressed through words?
Words can be art, too.
Some things are verbally ineffable, but the emotions that can be captured by words may be expressed in artful form.
Words express and transmit emotion from artist to reader, but the emotions can vary. The artist can know the emotion she is feeling before expressing it, but the work is enhanced if she uncovers something new, too.
Aesthetic emotion can originate in a written work, as words can have significant form in their own way.
The artist is responsible for how she arranges the words, but the words themselves carry separate meaning.
Tolstoy, Leo N. "Chapter 5." What Is Art. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Educational, 1960. 48-54. Print.
Collingwood, R.G. Art as Expression. N.p.: Broadview, 1998. 141-55. Print.
Langer, Susanne. “Expressiveness.” Problems of Art. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1957: 13-26.
Bell, Clive. Art. New York: Capricorn, 1958. Print.
Barthes, Roland. “The Death of the Author.” Image-Music-Text. Trans. Stephen Heath. New York: Hill and Wang, 1977: 142-148.