-An object is not me
the physical world starts at the end of the body, therefore an object is something that resists my will. An object is something beyond my control.
– An object is unknowable
Renoir and Monet both painted the same scene but the results are totally different. We never see the same object as somebody else sees it and we never fully know the object.
Vija Celmins, To fix the image in memory; 2 rocks, one is real and one is a plaster cast remake, but it is difficult to tell which is the original.
– Phenomenon and Noumenon
How this appears Vs. How a thing is in itself
– I am an object (in a world of objects)
Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer; I am the subject of my own experience
as oppose to Friedrich, Chasseur lost in the forest; French cavalryman lost in the German woods with no horse, feeling of threat emanated from the trees, when we stray from the street lit path we become the object. Complete opposite of Wanderer.
– Critique of the object d’art
Art dominated by upper middle classes who wanted art that would beautify there homes. Bourgeois and a separation of art and life e.g Objects had no impact on wider life outside the home. Leads tot an interest in disagreeable objects and an interest in objects that cant be viewed as neutral. Hans Bellmer The Doll
– Critique of easel painting as illusionistic
Leads to creation of objects that are neither painting or sculpture. e.g Tatlin Counter relief 1916, critique of easel painting leads to conceptualism.
– Leads to an interest in environmental works
Lissitzky Proun Room, take art out of the canvas and put it straight onto the wall- then you can walk inside the art.