Shop

Learned Helplessness in Rats: Tragicomedy and Existential Crisis à la Samuel Beckett in the Art of Bruce Nauman

eBook (PDF), 83 Pages
This item has not been rated yet
Price: $12.50
In a recent article published in Modern Painters, Brian Dillon poses the following question: Is contemporary art possessed by the spirit of Samuel Beckett? Essentially, it is Beckett's mixing of humor with the metaphysical questioning of disparity, and what it means to live in an incomprehensible world, that elucidates the spirit put forth by Dillon that is responsible for possessing contemporary art. This is also visible in the art of Bruce Nauman, a first-generation Conceptual artist whose work clearly demonstrates that this sense of existential crisis and tragicomedy in fine art is no recent phenomenon. As in the works of Samuel Beckett, Bruce Nauman's oeuvre reflects upon the absurdity of the human condition; a philosophy rooted in the thoughts of Kierkegaard and Camus. By looking closely at Nauman’s art over the past five decades, we can come to terms with the question put forth by Dillon, and what this reveals about the nature of the human condition in relation to... More > contemporary art.< Less
Available in PDF Format

Ratings & Reviews

Log in to review this item
There are no reviews for the current version of this product
Refreshing...
There are no reviews for previous versions of this product
Refreshing...

Product Details

Publisher
MA Thesis for Purchase College
Published
September 29, 2011
Language
English
Pages
83
File Format
PDF
File Size
108.82 MB
Product ID
17436512

Formats for this Ebook

PDF
Required Software Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview
Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch... (See More)
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes
Report This Content to Lulu >

Moderation of Questionable Content

Thank you for your interest in helping us moderate questionable content on Lulu. If you need assistance with an order or the publishing process, please contact our support team directly.

How does this content violate the Lulu Membership Agreement?

Keywords

Listed In

More From John Everett Daquino