101 Top Techniques for Artists: Step-by-step art projects by SAA


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Plato also categorized the activities of craftsmen according to what we now classify as the “fine arts”. The crucial distinction for him was not between craftsmanship and fine art, but between productive and imitative “arts”. And it is because the imitative arts do not produce anything or do not contribute anything to the world, that they are useless, frivolous and reprehensible. And so in the tenth book of The Republic, he criticizes these frivolities, employing the mirror metaphor. What to think, he asks, of a craftsman who can “produce” all plants and animals, himself included, the earth, the sky, the gods and the heavenly bodies?

The views of those who believe that this ability is art’s pre-eminent quality are usually jointly referred to as the “imitation theory”. The question here is of course what is to be understood by “reality”. In a strict sense, the theory refers to imitation of a reality that can be perceived through the senses. This is an important restriction. It does not, however, necessarily imply that it concerns a representation of inner reality, to which Goethe also refers, or a portrayal of social reality.

One sees everything through a screen. 5 The Artist’s Studio: Giacometti and the Struggle with “Mimesis” 29 Fig. 6 Paul Cézanne, Man with Crossed Arms, ca. 1899. 7 cm). Solomon R. 1387. (see Color Plates) painters who want to paint a landscape see it with the eyes of an impressionist,” because “the last valuable pictorial vision of the external world is impressionism” (Giacometti, 1990, 265). Like Gombrich and Goodman, he understood the great extent to which conventions of style are responsible for the fact that when a painter represents reality he recreates the object in a unique way.

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