The Problem of Interpreting an African Mask Art is a common activity in all socities . However, there are a number of problems that arise from interpreting art. For example, in “Against Interpretation” Susan Sontag argues, Even more. It is the revenge of the intellect upon the world. To interpret is to impoverish, to deplete the world—in order to set up a shadow world of “meanings.” It is to turn the world into this world ( Sontag 4). Sontag is arguing that the act of interpreting does not add to our appreciation of art. Instead it results in the art being taken out of its proper context where it is a living vital thing and making it into a dead object that fits into our categorizations of the word. In this essay an African Mask that is...The end:
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