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specialty journal of humanities and cultural science
Volume 4, 2019, Issue 1
Audience; as the Producer of the Meaning of Artwork Investigating an Artwork from Gadamer’s perspective
Amir Faiyaz
Pages: 49-57


In Gadamer's view, the main problem of audience is that to reconstruct and return the artwork to the initial state of its time is meaningless; however, it is to unite the work of art and attention to the melody that this work is of relevance to the present age of the audience. The method of conducting the descriptive-analytic research is library and survey methods; it is an applied research in terms of criterion, and cross-sectional research in terms of time criterion. Data were collected using a questionnaire. The number of respondents is 50 people, the samples were selected randomly from among the artistic and non-artistic people; its dimensions indicate that the audience creates the meaning in opposition to the work and invites the overall structure of the work to react. Thus, the author's intention is perhaps one of the things that the audience sometimes expresses briefly. As a result, only the audience can determine the extent to which certain norms must be rejected or taken into account; the experience of each audience is very important in this process.

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