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specialty journal of humanities and cultural science
Volume 4, 2019, Issue 1
Temporal Distance of the Audience with the Work of Art from Gadamer’s Viewpoin
Amir Faiyaz
Pages: 42-48


In Gadamer's view, the temporal distance results in audience’ new understanding of the artwork which may be not be the intention of the author of the work at the time of its creation, as in every confrontation, a dialog is happened between the audience and the artwork and the semantic horizon of them is exposed to a change. The method of conducting descriptive-analytic research is library and field study; it is applied in terms of criterion, and cross-sectional in terms of temporal criterion. Data was collected using a questionnaire. The number of respondents was 50 people being selected randomly from among the artistic and non-artistic people; its dimensions express an experience that is an effect of its creator and the audience does not leave it unchanged. The understanding of the work of art is essentially the production of meaning. The audience transmits the work of art to its own time and combines its elements with the semantic elements of its time; it clarifies the fact that the work of art speaks with the consciousness of each audience of the work, which means that very audience speaks with the work of art, not with the author of the work.

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