Month: September 2013

Allographic, Fake, Information, Materiality

In "Languages Of Art" Nelson Goodman describes two types of art, allographic and autographic. Allographic art has a notational score and is distributed by reproduction, like a novel or a DVD. Autographic art is a unique original artwork, like a painting or sculpture. A copy of an allographic artwork is a print, a copy of…
Posted in Aesthetics, Art, Art History

What Is An Artist (On Wikipedia)?

Wikipedia is the free online encyclopedia. It features articles on many thousands of artists. In the paper "Art History on Wikipedia, a Macroscopic Observation", Doron Goldfarb et al use the Getty Union List Of Artist Names, via the Virtual Internet Authority File, as a name authority to find artists on Wikipedia. This approach has the…
Posted in Aesthetics, Art, Art History, Art Open Data