Saying and Showing in Art. The Ethical Moment in Aesthetics. Egon Schiele’s Works in Prison as a Sample Case.

Carla Carmona Escalera

Abstract



We propose that Schiele’s oeuvre is on the frontlines of the battle between
saying and showing specified by Wittgenstein in the Tractatus. We will show how
Schiele’s oeuvre could be understood as a tacit response to the ethical demands
to which the philosopher yielded all his work.

Keywords


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; saying; showing; pictorial language game; limit; perspective from eternity; ethics; aesthetics

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