Gadamer—on 'play'

"When we speak of play in reference to the experience of art, this means neither the orientation nor even the state of mind of the creator or of those enjoying the work of art, nor the freedom of a subjectivity engaged in play, but the mode of being of the work of art itself." (p.102)

Bibliographic Reference: 
Gadamer, Hans-Georg. Truth and method. 2nd ed. London: Sheed and Ward, 1989.