A Prospect in Arts Viewed from a Semiotic Perspective
The prospect in arts that is deliberated in this paper is aspects of the beautiful that I have found retained even in the art of the present-day period which I call

l'art c'est moi.  The problem which I address is that of evaluation. My intended audience is the audience of academics, teachers and all educated community who may have queries about art works and who may want to evaluate them. My aim is not to satisfy philosophers in aesthetics, although I am familiar with the founding conceptions (Plato, 1938; Burke, 2008/1990; Sparshott, 1970; Zabulis, 1995), nor professional semioticians. I can draw some conclusions, though, of values in art works and of their possible analysis, in conclusions of my work. I have internalised such concepts as the systemic character of a work of art, of meaning and implied senses in language and in art, of the necessity to assess the generalised significance of the work under analysis before the analysis (cf.: Barthes, 1989), and of the legitimacy of eclectic lenience in the method. This means an adaptation  of a few or several methods but it justifies itself.  I dare claim that, in my approach, I have drawn sufficiently on semiotics to be presenting at this Congress, for the invitation to which I am very grateful to its Organisers.


An Outline of the Paper "A Prospect in Arts Viewed from a Semiotic Perspective"

1.The problem and the sufficieny of the semiotic approach

2.Key tenets of the orignal French semiotics

3.The semiotic approaches to literary work

4.A definition of a work of art and the method of analysis for the present paper

5.Specimen analysis in literature and the arts

6.Prospects in the arts related to the image of beauty



This paper was a presentation at the 2nd International Congress of Numanities which was organised by the International Semiotics Institute, at the Kaunas University of Technology, on the 25th-29th of May 2015.