From Imi to Im: A New Approach to the Study of Fine Arts as a Process for the Making of Images

Dissertation, Brigham Young University (1988)
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The potentiality of art appears in the demonstrative aspect of the Form that has been analyzed in contrast with the functional aspect of the Form. Art is an ontological being--it is both image and a dealer of images. As a process art proceeds from potentiality to actuality, and from actuality to the expressing of abstract qualities contained in the Material Body. From the making of indirect images art proceeds to the making of direct images, and from the making of direct images art proceeds to the making of direct expressions. The process of art can be epitomized in images that fall into six categories: imi, ime, ima, imo, imu, and im



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