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    hii, what does Borisovich Shklovsky mean by this statement: "The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they are known." Thank you in advance ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucef View Post
    hii, what does Borisovich Shklovsky mean by this statement: "The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they are known." Thank you in advance ^^
    Some things are perceived by the senses (look up "perception/perceive"). Other things are known (knowledge).
    This critic is saying that the purpose of art is to express perceptions, not knowledge.

    Really it's a rather trite sentence and probably doesn't do justice to his theory of art.

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