From Imitation Theory to Representation Theory

Thomas Love Working (2016), Retrieved from https://www.documenta14.de/en/artists/1031/irena-haiduk

The history of discussion on art might be longer than people thought. Plato, a well-known philosopher, as well as an artist in ancient Greek, recorded his teacher Socrates’ dialogues with other people in the book, the Republic. On the one hand, the Republic is a note of Socrates’ thoughts; on the other hand, it was in this book that Plato come up with mimesis, as well as imitation theory. In Chapter 2 of the…