(8) Expression and Emotion

(8) Expression and Emotion

Expression is a keyword when it comes to art, art criticism, art history, and artistic emotion.  It is also vaguely defined and used frequently without much thought to its actual definition. Any word that is commonly used and nonspecific has problems, when it comes to expression the issues stem from application, more specifically, how expression is applied to our concept of art. What does it mean for a work of art to ‘express’? What exactly is, if anything communicated or expressed in a work of art?

Extended lecture notes: 8 Expression and Emotion (PDF)

Essay: Essay Two (PDF)

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