Depiction

[New Entry by John Hyman and Katerina Bantinaki on June 8, 2017.] Depiction or pictorial representation was studied less intensively by philosophers than linguistic meaning until the 1960s. The
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[New Entry by John Hyman and Katerina Bantinaki on June 8, 2017.] Depiction or pictorial representation was studied less intensively by philosophers than linguistic meaning until the 1960s. The traditional doctrine that pictures represent objects by copying their appearance had been challenged by art theorists since the first quarter of the twentieth century, when what were thought of as illusionistic styles of painting lost favour, due to the growing prestige of so-called "primitive" artistic styles, and the fauvist and cubist experiments of artists at that time. But it took several decades...

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