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Title: Object-images : the exposed paintings of Callum Innes and the phenomenology of non representational painting
Author: Walker, Mike
ISNI:       0000 0004 6421 3435
Awarding Body: University of Kent
Current Institution: University of Kent
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis seeks to explore the notion of non-representation in painting and consider our experience of such paintings in phenomenological terms. It is centred around an analysis of the Exposed Paintings by Callum Innes, made from 1993 to date, and employs the term object-image to examine how such paintings make a viewer aware of their material actuality or corporeality. It considers object-images in relation to the theory and practice of American art in the middle of the twentieth century as well as British painting and sculpture of recent decades. The main section of the thesis draws upon the writing of Maurice Merleau-Ponty to ask questions of our perceptual experience of non-representational paintings especially in relation to the idea of the reciprocity of viewer and viewed.
Supervisor: Newall, Michael ; Pooke, Grant Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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