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MEMISIS-IMITATION- A CONCEPT OF PLATO IN REPUBLIC
ART- ESSENCE THAT NEEDS TO BE CAPTURED- ARISTOTLE/ NITZSCHE
THE PROBLEM OF TRUTH- FOR PLATO TRUTH IS DIFFRENT FROM ART AND NIT
CONSIDER ART AS CAPTURING TRUTH
CAN WE EQUATE CULTURE AND NATURE (COUNTRY) as Paz do in his work
MOVEMENT OF NATURE AND TIME
THE RELTn IS NOT PURE LIKE ARISTOTLE
NATURE IS NO MORE ETERNAL BUT SOMETHING FLEETING AND IN THE PROCESS IMITATE TIME AND NATURE

“THERE IS NO ORIGINAL WORK, THERE ARE ONLY TRASLATION AND TRANSLATIONS OF TRANSLATION”
THE ORIGINAL IS ALWAYS UNFAITHFUL TO THE TRANSLATION........
HIS POEM ALSO OFFER A CRITICISM OF ITSELF
THE “I” IS DEFLECTED OR A MARGINAL PRESCENCE

PAUSEK
THE IDEA OF MOMENT OUTSIDE TIME
THE IDEA OF Tangible and Intangible
Estrangement

NAME- RANJANA NAGAR
SUPERVISOR- RAJAN KRISHNAN
COURSE- ADVANCED READING IN SIGN THEORY
PhD LITERARY ART/ STUDIES

Report on the Advanced Readings in Sign Theory course
From the discussions and readings in the class, I have tried to accumulate different ideas and debates and develop my own understanding of the process of semiotics. Taking up the examples of painting by MF Husain and Van Dyke, I will illustrate several points that I have understood. Let me begin with a general definition of “semiotics” that I had at the beginning of the course:
Semiotics can be understood as a process involved with meaning making. It explains how various words, objects and images generate meaning or in other words how do we comprehend or attribute meaning to them. In the process semiotics does not limit itself within symbolism but even questions the naturalistic and realistic realm i.e. images or objects depicts things objectively. Semiotics also challenges intentionality of the artist or maker as a principle source that define the meaning.
Semiotic explanation complicates the way we understand the…...

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