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The Pensive ImageArt as a Form of Thinking$
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Hanneke Grootenboer

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780226717951

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226718002.001.0001

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Painting as a Space for Thought

Painting as a Space for Thought

(p.134) Chapter Five Painting as a Space for Thought
The Pensive Image

Hanneke Grootenboer

University of Chicago Press

This chapter argues that reflection in painting can be linked to philosophical reflection by focusing on Hegel’s enthusiasm for seventeenth-century Dutch art, that, it is argued, resulted in his concept of “shine”. The chapter demonstrates that some of Hegel’s most complicated concepts, among them aufheben and self-consciousness, have been informed and shaped by pictorial reflection and shine in the work of Willem Kalf and others. On the basis of photorealism, in particular the work of Richard Estes, it is shown how painting, first in the wake of the invention of photography and then in the wake of modernism, has become increasingly self-conscious through the use of reflection.

Keywords:   Willem Kalf, Hegel, self-consciousness in art, shine, aufheben, photorealism, Richard Estes, realism in painting, seventeenth-century Dutch still life painting, contemplation and painting

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