PLATO’S ARTISTS AND ARTISANS: A REVIEW ON MIMESIS
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Keywords

theory of forms
art
mimesis
theater idealar kuramı
sanat
mimesis
tiyatro

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İŞCEN, M. D. (2020). PLATO’S ARTISTS AND ARTISANS: A REVIEW ON MIMESIS. JOURNAL OF ARTS, 3(2), 117-128. https://doi.org/10.31566/arts.3.009

Abstract

In Ancient Greece, in accordance with Plato’s thoughts and assumptions on the “truth” a sharp line is drawn between those who are trying to turn to truth and those who are not. On the one hand, there are artisans, that is, those who are competent in the form of an idea in the world of manifestations, on the other those who recreate the idea-object connection, pronounced as an artist, in the world of manifestations. So Aristotle, with the help of the concept of mimesis (imitation), examines the actions of the era that, far from the aim of reaching the truth, are reduced to the human dimension. The definition of the work done by the artists, in short, the art can be linked with a mask (dramatical speaking: persona). While the idea of art (the essence behind the mask) does not change, its appearance (front face) appears in different forms in the world of manifestations. Through this connection, the theater, which is defined as an imitation art, appears to have undergone no change in form, and in fact differed in comparison to the ancient Greek and Renaissance, its process in two different periods of time, the idea it carries, and the shape it reflects.

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