Art, Animals, and Experience

Relationships to Canines and the Natural World
by Elizabeth Sutton
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

Publication Date: April 21, 2017

ISBN: 9781315279435

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Elizabeth Sutton, using a phenomenological approach, investigates how animals in art invite viewers to contemplate human relationships to the natural world. Using Rembrandt van Rijn’s etching of The Presentation in the Temple (c. 1640), Joseph Beuys’s social sculpture I Like America and America Likes Me (1974), archaic rock paintings at Horseshoe Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, and examples from contemporary art, this book demonstrates how artists across time and cultures employed animals to draw attention to the sensory experience of the composition and reflect upon the shared sensory awareness of the world.