Thesis / Dissertation

Philosophies in Figurative Painting: A Study of the Language of Painting

Ming Cheng, Barbara Bolt (ed.)

Published : 2020


Abstract This practice-led project will investigate particularities and philosophies held within the genre of figurative painting. That is, the fundamental issues of the language of painting. Why is painting so difficult to quantify as a language? This practice-led research seeks to address as its primary focus, a set of related arguments for quantifying painting as a language in and of itself. The main investigative issues are as follows: 1. Analyzing the property of the language of painting from the perspective of linguistics and semiotics; 2. Discussing the linguistic factors such as material, representation, expression and meaning in figurative painting from the perspective of analytic..

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