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Delimitation of Flatness in Paintings

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This essay is a double exemplification: the first is a visual one based on Goodman’s theory of symbols showing that art can exemplify the delimitation of the flatness. I illustrate this claim with five achromatic paintings contrasting the materiality of the canvas with its visual elements. By emphasizing the epistemic nature of arts, this article also suggests a second exemplification: the use of visual elements to question their geometric associations.

Affiliations: 1: RMIT University Vietnam, 702 Bd Nguyen Van Linh, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


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