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Critic Arthur Danto, 89
In a 1964 essay Danto coined the term "artworld", which he defined as the cultural and historical context in which a work of art is created. The notion laid the groundwork for the philosopher George Dickie's institutional theory of art, which states that an artefact becomes a work of art when "the artworld" confers "upon it the status of a candidate for appreciation". Twenty years later, Danto published his most famous essay, "The End of Art". The Art Newspaper 10/28/13
Posted October 29, 2013 06:30 AM




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