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Single Idea 20348

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / B. Nature of Art / 1. Defining Art]

Full Idea

Maybe, rather than defining art, it would be more fruitful, and more realistic, to seek a general method of identifying works of art.

Gist of Idea

A criterion of identity for works of art would be easier than a definition


Richard Wollheim (Art and Its Objects [1968], 60)

Book Reference

Wollheim,Richard: 'Art and Its Objects' [Penguin 1975], p.159

A Reaction

The whole enterprise is ruined by Marcel Duchamp! I'm more interested in identifying or defining good art.