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Art as a perception as in looking at an object,environment,experience in a thoughtful and slow way ,"appreciating" it,thus letting an object become art.

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    Afaic this is a relevant question but these one-liners tend to get closed out here. The answers here may give you direction to flesh it out. I suggest you expand it with context to a few paragraphs at least – Rusi-packing-up Aug 18 at 6:49
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    The idea of art as perception was popular in the early 20th century. Italian philosopher Croce developed it in Estetica (1902), see History as Thought and Action by Peters. From different perspectives so did painter Fry (1909) and Vygotsky, a prominent Soviet psychologist, in his book Psychology of Art (1925), see excerpt here, and Lima's commentary. – Conifold Aug 18 at 8:16
  • @existingtags All that perception can do is allow you to understand a piece of art. Perception can't turn something into art. Broadly, art is defined as "a. The conscious use of the imagination in the production of objects intended to be contemplated or appreciated as beautiful, as in the arrangement of forms, sounds, or words". Obviously, an artist may use their perception to assess the artistic potential of things. Maybe you could modify your question accordingly ... – Speakpigeon Aug 18 at 9:17
  • there's the russian formalist idea of defamiliarization which there's a lot to read around (google it)... more contemporary analyses could work with merleau-ponty and phenomenology. they may -- or may not -- bear out your claim – another_name Aug 18 at 11:49
  • i mean it's fine to have these intuitions as starting points! but, as a question, it woud be better to show some research effort and / or insight, esp given helpful comments – another_name Aug 18 at 18:54

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