Phenomenology Theories and Painted Objects From Vincent Van Gogh, Gani Odutokun and Irokanulo Emmanuel: A Critical Assessment in Modernistic Philosophy of Image and Text

Irokanulo, Ikemefula Emmanuel, Nwade Jaachinma Ngozi


This study sets out to demonstrate with relevant images and literature how the relevant streams phenomenology, philosophy and painted objects are viewed as one indivisible aesthetic element. These elements operate a closure in basic terms in making meaning out of daily life fundamental principles: one using the word for coherence and consistency while the other employs space, line and colours to infer meaning.  The practice of phenomenological theories and the practice of painting seem to have one soul and one purpose in which elements are explored with individual understanding, and, that is; it is an experiential knowing that the artist or author tries most times without much success to relate to their audience, their lived experience for discussion, because of its complex text or meaning of images found either in painting or philosophical text these experiences could be difficult in a clear dialogue. Three distinctive examples are studies in terms   of paintings and the philosophical theories of Heideggerian school examine to clearly exemplify these thoughts into contemporary dialogue of phenomenology to contextualise these difficulties within the body of phenomenological theories and painted objects as one source of creative force whether in text or image.

Keywords: Phenomenology, process of painting, Modernism, modernity, Vincent Van Gogh, Gani Odutokun, Irokanulo, Emmanuel

DOI: 10.7176/ADS/77-05

Publication date:October 31st 2019

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