Rudolf Arnheim has shown that the content of a modern art work (what it is about) is largely based on its specific formal properties (composition, material, color use, etc.), i.e. not on what is represented but how it is represented. I want to examine if this thesis is also valid for contemporary art. This is not so obvious as contemporary art often has a conceptual dimension that is not immediately detectable in the formal aspects of the work.

Kan men hedendaagse kunst lezen op een manier die geïnspireerd is door de Gestaltpsychologie en de fenomenologie?

project team
Judith Wambacq
01.02.2023 – 30.10.2023
modern art, contemporary art, gestalt psychology, phenomenology, form, content