Signo y Pensamiento
Print version ISSN 0120-4823
ARIAS, Juan Carlos. El cine como realización del fin del arteCinema as fulfillment of the end of art: between purity and impurity. Signo pensam. [online]. 2006, n.49, pp. 100-111. ISSN 0120-4823.
Many have asserted that the ideal of art, defended by modernism, has reached its end. The story founded by modern art does not apply any more to certain contemporary practices, something that has led to think that, beyond the necessity of a new story involving art in its diverse manifestations, what has to be acknowledged is the end of narratives as stories and the incapacity to produce a new narrative to replace the modern scheme to include one legitimating the shape of art pieces produced today. This new purpose of narratives is the one we can understand, following Arthur Danto, as the 'purpose of art', a concept that designates the moving from modern art to contemporary art. The goal of this essay is to understand the place occupied by the cinema within this transition - actually more a conceptual than a chronological transition- analyzing the notions of purity and impurity of art.
Keywords : The theory of moving pictures; modern art; contemporary art; art purity and impurity; purpose of art.