Space as a Concept in Art: From Ancient Greek to Today

By Berna Coskun Onan.

Published by The Arts Collection

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The sense of art has been changing for centuries because of various reasons. In this article that act of changing was studied. In this investigation, three basic terms were identified in terms of space usage on Works of art. The first term started by Ancient Greek art and continued till Giotto and Dürer. The second term of this evolution continued from Renaissance to Cubism. It can be stated that Cubism is the second breakpoint in art after Renaissance and thus,a new spatial perception was determined. Both of these two developments was seen especially on elements of visual art. Art was also quite affected by the social events all around the world in 1960’s. This effect caused Postmodern art movements. It can be said that these movements were started by Buren and Asher. These artists aimed to investigate the effects of exhibition galleries on by the works which they used with the space actively. It can be accepted that the third turning point in art history was the Postmodern art works searching for the importance of space in art. Space concept used on all art applications is the main topic of this article.

Keywords: Art, Space, Perspective, Dimension

International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp.107-118. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.739MB).

Dr. Berna Coskun Onan

PhD Student, Fine Arts Education Department, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey

I graduated from the Art Education Department in Uludağ University in Turkey in 2003. And then I ended my master education in Uludağ University about art education. My master thesis was about “The New Mmethods and Contemporary Approaches in Art Education”. I have been attending to PhD studies on art education in Anadolu University since 2010.


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