How does art ‘Speak’ and what does it ‘Say’: Conceptual metaphor theory as a tool for understanding the artistic process

Sullivan, Karen (2006). How does art ‘Speak’ and what does it ‘Say’: Conceptual metaphor theory as a tool for understanding the artistic process. In David E Boyes and Frances B Cogan (Ed.), Thought tools for a new generation : Essays on thought, ideas and the power of expression (pp. 81-89) Eugene, Oregon, USA: Robert D. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon.

Author Sullivan, Karen
Title of chapter How does art ‘Speak’ and what does it ‘Say’: Conceptual metaphor theory as a tool for understanding the artistic process
Title of book Thought tools for a new generation : Essays on thought, ideas and the power of expression
Place of Publication Eugene, Oregon, USA
Publisher Robert D. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 1234567890
Editor David E Boyes
Frances B Cogan
Start page 81
End page 89
Total pages 9
Abstract/Summary It would be difficult to talk about art without using metaphors like “self-expression,” “describing a subject,” or “making a statement.” Phrases like these let us understand art metaphorically in terms of linguistic communication, because we normally express, describe and state our ideas using language. We usually understand these metaphoric phrases automatically and without conscious effort. However, in the past few decades, the growing field of conceptual metaphor theory (cf. Lakoff and Johnson 1980) has made it possible to systematically examine the structure of these and other metaphors, along with their uses in cognition and communication.
Keyword Conceptual Metaphor
Visual Art
Abstraction
Representation
Genre
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Non-Refereed

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