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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 162 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Martin Heidegger (1889-1976)

ART CREATING TRUTH

“Truth wills to be established in the work as this conflict of world and earth.” —Heidegger, The Origin of the Work of Art

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The quote above summarizes much of Heidegger’s main ideas about works of art, but it definitely needs some explanation. First, we have to understand what Heidegger means by world and earth. In a work of art, world can be thought of as the subject matter, while earth is the actual stuff (paint, wood, words, etc.) used to create it. The two realms ...

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