Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Hanneke Grootenboer - Painting as Denkbild: On the Embodiment of ThoughtThis presentation aims at (re)uniting art and philosophy by arguing that a painting can offer us a "thought" rather than a meaning or a narrative. Such "pensive images" do not demand interpretation, but somehow force us to think. The idea that painting is a form of thinking is not new, however, the separation of aesthetics and art history as disciplines in the 19th century has obscured the deep engagement of art with philosophy. I would like to reveal this intimate relation by tracing the history of the notion of Denkbild or Thought-Image.
at IP STB9 (Stewart House, basement)