Art, Animals, and Experience: Relationships to Canines and the Natural World

1st Edition

Elizabeth Sutton

Routledge
Published April 19, 2017
Reference - 138 Pages - 8 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138241954 - CAT# Y310791
Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

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Summary

Elizabeth Sutton, using a phenomenological approach, investigates how animals in art invite viewers to contemplate human relationships to the natural world. Using Rembrandt van Rijn’s etching of The Presentation in the Temple (c. 1640), Joseph Beuys’s social sculpture I Like America and America Likes Me (1974), archaic rock paintings at Horseshoe Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, and examples from contemporary art, this book demonstrates how artists across time and cultures employed animals to draw attention to the sensory experience of the composition and reflect upon the shared sensory awareness of the world.

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