Title

Illusion and art: An analysis and critique of E. H. Gombrich's "Art and Illusion"

Date of Award

1988

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Philosophy

Advisor(s)

Catherine Lord

Keywords

Karl Popper, Psychology of perception, Art history

Subject Categories

History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology | Philosophy

Abstract

The text analyses the work of E. H. Gombrich, in his central presentation, Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation, in the light of the philosophy of Karl Popper. The result of the analysis is the location of many of the problematic aspects of the Gombrich thesis in the philosophy of Karl Popper, which Gombrich has applied in far reaching and significant ways to the study of art history and the psychology of perception.

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