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.

Delimitation of Flatness in Paintings

in Art & Perception



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    Flatness thought I [gesso and paper on canvas — 40 × 50 cm].

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    Flatness thought I and II [gesso and paper on canvas — 40 × 50 cm].

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    Flatness thought III [gesso, paper and canvas (13 × 18 cm) on canvas — 40 × 50 cm].

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    Flatness thought IV [gesso, pastel and paper on canvas — 40 × 50 cm].

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    Flatness thought V [gesso on canvas — 40 × 50 cm].

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