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pianomap: On Works of Virtuosity

"On Works of Virtuosity" is a paper by Thomas Carson Mark published in January 1980, in the Journal of Philosophy. The paper examines the nature of works of virtuosity, artworks in which the technical skill required to produce the artwork is part of the artistic content of the work, and in which that skill is simultaneously displayed. Click on the title below to read the entire paper.

On Works of Virtuosity

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