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THE ‘AIR’ OF PICTURES

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Sight and Sensibility

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780199277346
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602641 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199277346.003.0003
THE ‘AIR’ OF PICTURES

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Pictures enable us to see emotions expressed in them. However, these pictorial expressions need not resemble real-world expressions. A picture expresses the emotion that it has a specifically pictorial function of indicating.

Keywords: depiction; emotion; evaluation; expression; pictures; value

Chapter.  13243 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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