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The Embodiment of Art: Human Body Aesthetics and Self-Consciousness

Eye and Mind This study on the work of the below stated artists and their recent exhibitions in London, is based on the paradox of human vision that takes place when we read a painting or an art piece of any sort. During this encounter we don’t only see the world of the painting, but we also see ourselves in this same world. The body that sees, also sees itself. This assumption is based on Merleau-Ponty's analysis on paintings, while by extending Heidegger’s notion of human reality as Being-in-the-world, he developed an alternative to the representationalist view of visual perception. For him, the human body is an object in the painting’s world that experiences itself as itself, and at the s

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