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Isabel Emmett


"This work interrogates the notions of what an artwork can be and challenges the traditional concepts of what constitutes a visual experience. Clive Bell’s book Art ,1914, begins the with the question, ‘What quality is shared by all objects that provoke our aesthetic emotions?’ and he answers, with the term ‘significant form’. He goes on to loosely describe this as ‘when lines and colours combined in a particular way, certain forms and relations of forms, [that] stir our aesthetic emotions’. It consequently shifts the focus from the painting to the artist, allowing the viewer to gain an insight into the artists’ creative process rather than deriving meaning from the finished artwork alone. I aim to explore this idea in this representation."

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