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What does the word "express" mean in the context of art? I tell my third-grade

ShareArtRead another response about ArtWhat does the word "express" mean in the context of art? I tell my third-grade class to "express themselves" when we do craft activities. But the fact is that I've always used the word "express" as to do with language and as meaning something like translating a thought into language. But when an artist "expresses herself" by creating, say, a 5m-tall statue of an big orange man, is that really anything to do with language? Is creating the object the same as writing the words, "a 5m-tall statue of a big orange man"? Is the word "express" even appropriate? View the discussion [More]

What can we learn from meme culture?

If you go on-line, the chances are that you have encountered memes. What exactly is a meme? Some people take memes to be simply images with added text. The artist Barbara Kruger is often cited as a pre-internet forerunner of this practice. The post What can we learn from meme culture? appeared first on OUPblog.         Related StoriesCelebrating notable women in philosophy: Philippa FootAre our fantasies immune from morality?The maestro speaks: Ennio Morricone on life and [More]

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