By Caroline van Eck
Throughout historical past, and worldwide, audience have handled artworks as though they're residing beings: chatting with them, falling in love with them, kissing or beating them. even though over the last two decades of person instances of such habit in the direction of paintings has elevated immensely, there are few makes an attempt at formulating a theoretical account of them, or writing the background of the way such responses have been thought of, outlined or understood. that's what this publication units out to do: to reconstruct a few an important chapters within the background of considered such reflections in Western Europe, and to supply a few development blocks in the direction of a theoretical account of such responses, drawing at the paintings of Aby Warburg and Alfred Gell.
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Art, Agency and Living Presence: From the Animated Image to the Excessive Object (Studien aus dem Warburg-Haus) by Caroline van Eck