Aesthetics Essays

  • Aesthetic Analysis

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    Frame of reference on aesthetic is different from ones’ eye to another. In this article, the author, Mads Nygaard Folkmann, try to define his own perceptions towards the word Aesthetic by having the comparison between two philosophers, Merleau-Ponty and Gernot Bohme, and the different approach on aesthetic like Panton and Campbell. The author believes that aesthetic relates to design is by the function that it provides rather than how pleasing the item looks like. He argues that traditional art

  • Kant's Aesthetics

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    subjectivisation of aesthetics was brought about by his discovery of certain a priori elements which went beyond empirical universality. In both taste and in aesthetic judgment, there is a “supra-empirical norm”. Models of judgement help, but they, in themselves, cannot replace the experience of taste “In taste nothing is known of the objects judged to be beautiful, but is stated only that there is a feeling of pleasure connected with them a priori in the subjective consciousness” (ibid., 38). Aesthetic appreciation

  • Kant's Aesthetic Analysis

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    1.Introduction The English word aesthetic (Ästhetisch in German or esthétique in French) is derived from Greek aisthetikos which means "sensitive, perceptive" . Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy, and it is the nature of art, philosopical beauty and taste with the creation and appreciation of beauty. The philosophy of aesthetics has been criticized by some sociologists, philosophers,theorists,writers and civilizations, but Immanuel Kant was by far the most tremendously and influential of

  • Anti Art Aesthetics

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    Michelle Caplin BA Visual and Critical Studies Philosophical and Artistic initiatives Exploring Anti Art and the consequential place of Aesthetics in Contemporary Art Abstract “What is Art?” and “What makes Art beautiful?” are key questions researched by many including Artists, anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers and programmers. Art has been a developing and universal concept. The basic meaning of the term "art" has altered numerous times and has continued to change throughout the 20th

  • Relational Aesthetics Analysis

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    INTRODUCTION In this essay I evaluate Bourriaud’s ‘relational aesthetics’ in terms of its successes and failures in narrowing the gap between the aesthetics of ‘fine art’ and the aesthetics of ‘popular visual culture’, there having been constant efforts to narrow this gap since about the 1960’s. In order to formulate my argument in my evaluation of relational aesthetics and relational art, I look at the work of Rirkrit Tiravanija and Liam Gillick, the work of both artists having been deemed by Bourriaud

  • Japanese Aesthetics: The Mono No Aware

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    An aesthetic is defined by a concerned beauty or the appreciation of beauty, also as a set of principles underlying and guiding the work of a particular artistic or artist movement (Urban Dictionary). The Japanese aesthetic is a set of ancient ideals such as the Mono No Aware, Wabi-Sabi and the Yūgen. These aesthetics reinforce the Japanese cultural and aesthetic norms that are considered to be beautiful. The Mono no Aware sets an example of the Cherry Blossoms, it was settled as an everyday expression

  • Immanuel Kant Valued Traditionalized Aesthetics Essay

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    The German Philosopher, Immanuel Kant valued traditionalized aesthetics. He explains the judgments of taste by breaking it down under two fundamental conditions, subjectivity and universality. There are other conditions that apply to the judgement of taste, however these two functions are the most important. Subjectivity is crucial to the equation because it is the feeling of pleasure or displeasure. According to Kant, beauty is determined by the representational perception of a thing. The feeling

  • An Analysis Of Aesthetic Distance In Louise Erdrich's 'Shadow Tag'

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    novel Shadow Tag, the author Louise Erdrich creates aesthetic distance in multiple layers. The character of Riel, the narrator, has “the gift of omniscience” (251) and exists as an artist, who combines her memories with her mother’s diaries in order to tell the story of her parents. Reality in this novel is ambiguous since shadows portray transcendence. Erdrich creates a world where truth and respect, what Irene desires, become ambiguous, and aesthetic distance becomes the beginning of the end for Gil

  • The Aesthetic Movement In Oscar Wilde's The Picture Of Dorian Gray

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    The "Aesthetic Movement" refers to the introduction of principles that emphasised art in the production of furniture, metalwork, ceramics, stained glass, textiles, wallpapers and books. We will only touch on a few examples. The movement incorporated both exotic and historical influences. It is widely agreed upon that the roots of the Aesthetic Movement lie in the reaction to Industrialisation (Nguyen, 2002). It is important to consider the foundation of The Aesthetic Movement, which is the Arts

  • Aesthetics In Film

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    econ, etc.) and the theory around it. Films represent their times and everything that comes with it. On the other side, is the aesthetic. Films can be seen as a work of art. This can include things like techniques a creator uses, narrative structure, originality, and etc. These aspects continue to shape the films we make today. One of the major things about aesthetics is Mise-en-scene (put in scene). Mise-en-scene is the arrangement of everything that appears in the film. This is formed by setting

  • Hypersexualization Of Women

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    With a culture that focuses on aesthetics and beauty, women feel pressured to conform to the expectations set in place. The messages sent through the media only emphasize the norms that already exist and try to gear women to be the person society expects them to be. While the media is

  • Feminist Aesthetics Analysis

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    Nevertheless, it is quite obvious that the area of feminist aesthetics cannot constitute a separate academic discipline, or a homogeneous flow of aesthetic thought. Feminist aesthetics rather represents a set of approaches of feminist philosophy to address such key issues of aesthetic thought as the subject of the creator, the cult of femininity, female art, the canons of normative aesthetics, and so on. In addition, it is important to emphasize that the intellectual trend of

  • Richard Shusterman's Definition Of Art Essay

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    activity, an artefact. Shoes for example, could be seen as art in aesthetics to a certain someone. For art to be aesthetic it must draw attention or

  • Dada Knows Nothing Analysis

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    This essay will attempt to explore the confrontation between the movements, which appeared to be against the established definitions of art, and the idea of aesthetics in it. In order to define the main reasons and ways of having the influence on the notion of traditions, many so-called anti-art movements tried to challenge the whole subject of art to demonstrate new understanding and perception of it. To achieve this, these movements used unusual methods of entering a protest and investigating unfamiliar

  • Is Taste Subjective Or Subjective Essay

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    subjective, and what are the problems of both objectivism and subjectivism. I think there are both objectivity and subjectivity in taste. I think the first meaning of taste which is the sensation is objective, while the second meaning which is a person’s aesthetic preference is subjective. I think the sensation in objective because it depends on the chemicals that are found in food and how these chemicals bind to receptors in humans creating a sensation. As chemicals in food can be analyzed and the physiology

  • Art Dewey Analysis

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    Dewey is persuaded that art is multifaceted. It not only invokes the beholder with visual stimulation, but through emotions also. He insists that real art is the experience of creating or encountering the object (p. 205). Work in turn is no longer a part of the experience, if it is nonexistent, therefore, it is a refined and rather intensified form of experience in life (p. 205). To illustrate, the artist is a producer a work of art and his work is experienced by the observer. If the artist

  • Art And The Dada Movement Analysis

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    the endeavours and literatures of philosopher’s and artists, one is able to identify a common pattern at the core of works of art. There is irrefutably a primitive human appreciation for art works containing aesthetic qualities. Philosophers term the response to an agreeable feature an ‘aesthetic response’. In the 1700’s and 1800’s, European philosophers and art schools developed formulas to analyze and create beautiful works of art. Aacademics underlined beauty as a fundamental element, viewing art

  • Joseph Addison: The Pleasure Of The Imagination

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    paint, construct or sculpt true beauty. Sight and Imagination Joseph Addison’s essays on the “Pleasure of the Imagination”, written in 1712 and published in the very popular magazine “The Spectator”, were not the origin of 18th Century English aesthetics, but were of central importance to the debate; diffusing easily to the various members of the bourgeois through the magazine.

  • An Analysis Of Mccandless In 'Into The Wild'

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    “What Everett Ruess was after was beauty, and he conceived beauty in pretty romantic terms. We might be inclined to laugh at the extravagance of his beauty-worship if there were not something almost magnificent in his single-minded dedication to it. Aesthetics as a parlor affectation is ludicrous and sometimes a little obscene; as a way of life it sometimes attains dignity. (61)” A second time, about midway through the book, we see Krakauer picking a quote that seeks to bring the audience over to McCandless’

  • Clive Bell's Theory Of Art Analysis

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    theory of art is ill-considered. Clive Bell was a British philosopher and art critic who brought up the aesthetic theory that focused on the aesthetic experience. Bell deemed that the beginning stage for all frameworks of aesthetics must be the personal experience of a special emotion. (AT, 113; accentuation included.) To say it in another word, he starts with the hypothesis that aesthetic experience is basically private and individual, and the objects that help to bring out this emotion we regard