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Anamorphosis – A Principle Of Axiology? Reflections On The Interpretation Of The Artwork


  • Cristina GELAN

    (“Ovidius” University, Constanta, Romania)


The paper provides an analysis of ways to measure and value the contemporary artworks. In this regard, the paper proposes a dual perspective approach, namely: reporting of some criteria against which may be assessed a work of art, on the one hand and, on the other side, recognizing the importance of a complex hermeneutical approach that has in the valorization. The context is of the evolution forms of expression, techniques, and artistic means, determined mostly by the evolving technology, which led to breaking the traditional specific boundaries of art and to the development of an artistic syncretism. Thus, the artistic object becomes as difficult to define as it is difficult to assess and artwork can be seen as a symbol or a system of signs that serves an aesthetic purpose. The interpretation involves the establishment of a syncretic stylistics and the evaluation becomes a semiosis.

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  • Cristina GELAN, 2017. "Anamorphosis – A Principle Of Axiology? Reflections On The Interpretation Of The Artwork," CrossCultural Management Journal, Fundația Română pentru Inteligența Afacerii, Editorial Department, issue 1, pages 7-12, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:cmj:journl:y:2017:i:11:p:7-12

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