Artworks' Bodies

  • Adam Andrzejewski University of Warsaw


In this paper, I shed some light on specific kind of experiences when the appreciator takes the artwork as having a body. I shall propose a framework which allows to conceptualise artworks’ bodily dimension and which says something nontrivial about artworks and our relationship to them. I argue that some artworks are able to cast a specific sort of aesthetic atmosphere connected with their physical nature as well as appreciator’s somatic consciousness. The existence of such atmospheres might be a reason for shifting our understanding of artworks and human relations to them.

Author Biography

Adam Andrzejewski, University of Warsaw

Name: Adam Andrzejewski

Address: Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw, Krakowskie Przedmieście 3, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland.