The popularity of works of art
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 24 Nov 2011 14:45
This text reviews different notions of popularity in scholarly literature through time, and groups them into broader definitions on the one hand, which define popularity as a combination of esteem and fame (»well-liked by many people«), and narrower definitions on the other hand, for which certain characteristics (e.g. low quality, or a lower-class audience) are essential. Although broader definitions are more intuitive and less complex, narrower definitions have always been predominant in scholarly literature. However, if popularity is seen as a property of a work of art that can exist in varying degrees, rather than a category to which an object can either belong or not, it can be applied in its broader sense to any work of art.
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