Rudolf Arnheim

Rudolf Arnheim

psychologist, one of the founders of modern psychology of art
A cloud can look like a camel, but a camel is unlikely to look like a cloud. This is so because the signifier must be able to stand for the whole category of the signified. The cloud looks like all camels, but no camel looks like all clouds.More Rudolf Arnheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Seeing consists of the grasping of structural features rather than the indiscriminate recording of detail.More Rudolf Arnheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What one had to give was not considered inferior to what one received.More Rudolf Arnheim quotes [11/14/2011 11:11:58]
But art not only exploits the variety of appearances, it also affirms the validity of individual outlook and thereby admits a further dimension of variety. Since the shapes of art do not primarily bear witness to the objective nature of the things for which they stand, they can reflect individual interpretation and invention.More Rudolf Arnheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The arts, as a reflection of human existence at its highest, have always and spontaneously lived up to this demand of plenitude. No mature style of art in any culture has ever been simple.More Rudolf Arnheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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