Examinations that impute complex iconography to works have been pushed aside in the study of the beholder.
In sum, The Beholder is a stimulating exploration of the role of the viewer that reminds us that what the beholder brings to the experience of art changes through time and is always affected by the receiver's culture.
In "Dream-Kitsch" and elsewhere, Benjamin assumes the present impossibility of producing works of art that would succeed in soliciting the authentically empathetic projection of their beholders
The form of this or that banal idea, like the shape of this or that clunky sculpture or the color of this or that homogeneous field of paint, can never effect such a seduction on its own and thus has to be supplemented if it wants to make any reasonable claim on its beholders
as art qua art.
Here, the beholders
are intelligent, hard-working, successful individuals who offer some of their valuable time, for token payments, as an act of public service.
The difference is that Sandback's critique of Minimalism was carried out without the connotation of danger that long distracted Serra's beholders
Simultaneously inside and outside the painting, the interlocutor turns and comments on himself and the painting to the beholders
, and thereby issues a call to the beholders
to interpret, to assume their role within Alberti's didactic paradigm.
The equestrian scene (reverse), however, clearly follows a Western medallic convention of the period, which probably appealed to Islamic beholders
Late Jensen makes us stunned counters, not beholders
The significance of Donatello's project lies not only in its intrinsic technical and artistic merits, but also in its location and the types of beholders
who would have encountered it.
However, since eighteenth century philosophy held that no sensory qualities inhered in the world, beauty was actually seen as no more subjective than color, warmth, or smoothness - each of which gained its reality from the sensory systems of beholders
Which brings me to my conclusion: Change is in the eye of the beholder