Aesthetics Essays

  • Aesthetics

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    Aesthetics Kant defined aesthetic as both, “the analysis of taste and the analysis of sensible cognition or intuition” . Aesthesis, means “sensation”, the Greeks made a distinction between aesthesis autophues (natural sensation) and aesthesis epistemonike (acquired sensation). We may say that aesthetics is both the study of aesthetic objects and of the specific and subjective reactions of observers, readers, or audiences to the work of art. Aesthetics is necessarily interdisciplinary and may

  • What Are Aesthetics?

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    When questioning something as controversial as the possibility of a standard of aesthetic judgment, one must take into account the many different perspectives that already exist on the matter. For centuries now, some of the greatest philosophers such as David Hume and Immanuel Kant have attempted to answer this timeless question. However, understandings and interpretations of art are constantly evolving. This has made a clear concise answer difficult to find. Throughout this essay, I will discuss

  • Art and Aesthetics

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    Art and Aesthetics Art is usually referred to as the visual arts, where a piece of work is judged through the aesthetics in which it creates. However, art refers to all human endeavors, including the product of oneÂ’s creative impulse. In other words, art does not have to be innovative to be good. I believe art is the communication of an idea, be it visual, musical, communicative or other. Art is the interplay between the conscious and unconscious part of our being, between what is real and what

  • Hegel's aesthetics

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    After reading Hegel's aesthetics of art I have been able to understand why a picture or song looks/sounds great. I have gained knowledge of the fundamentals or art. I have used this newly found knowledge of art and applied it to songs that I enjoy and have meaning to them. I will be breaking down a classic country song and find out why it has been able to still be popular after many years. The song is “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by the late George Jones. It is regarded as the greatest country

  • Art And Aesthetic Essay

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    Approach to Indian theory of Art and Aesthetics The fundamental philosophical problem which rose out of human interest in beauty of creation and appreciation was a problem of aesthetics, which is not a recent invention of human assumption .Aesthetic examines the indefinable realm of imagination and feeling, made none the stronger by the light thrown upon it, by those who live in the world of feeling and articulates through vision and imagination of the artists who deals with the problems of

  • Aesthetic Experience Essay

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    disinterested way it can be labeled as casual. Aesthetic experiences happen everyday, multiple times a day. What humans notice, judge, and define as an aesthetic experience differs, though. Philosophers study and fight to best comprehend and explain the phenomenon of the aesthetic experiences that are constantly happening. Philosopher Hans-George Gadamer does not believe that aesthetics are personal and specific pleasures obtained from art, but that aesthetics is the study of what objectively clues one’s

  • The Aesthetic Value of Animals

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    will argue in favour of Russow’s claim that the aesthetic value we have for a species is actually the aesthetic value we have for individuals of that species. Aesthetic value cannot apply to a species because the term species is just a word to categorize the individual members within it. Just like it would be wrong to apply aesthetic value to the word impressionist painting, instead you would apply the aesthetic value to individual works of art that fall into that category. Therefore when speaking

  • Essay On Aesthetic Experience

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    Noel Carroll analyses in his paper ‘Aesthetic Experience Revisited’ three different views about ways to attain an aesthetic experience. The first account is the affect-orientated approach which purports to distinguish a certain emotive quality in the experience caused by an artwork. The second account is the axiological approach whose capacity commits to the necessary condition for an experience to be valued on its own. Finally, the content-oriented view addresses the properties that are produced

  • The Value Of Aesthetic Value

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    Youto Togoe Philosophy I will be writing my paper on “What is Aesthetic value”. The two readings I will be discussing are Author C. Danto “After the End of Art” and John Dewey “Having an experience. Danto expresses making art into a philosophical meaning and Dewey states that in order to have an experience it must mean something significant. I will be arguing Dewey over Danto. Danto looks at art in a different view through a philosophical manner. When artist began to take risk and press against

  • Fahrenheit 451 Aesthetics

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    ‘positive aesthetics’ which suggests that while ‘[a]rt-work may be good or bad, ugly or repulsive […] nature is all beautiful in its own way’ (p. 18). Positive aesthetics posits that ‘[a]ll [of] the natural world is beautiful’ and that the natural environment ‘so far as it is untouched by man’ (Das, 2007, p. 18). These untouched environments are ‘graceful, delicate, intense, unified, and orderly rather than blase, dull, insipid, incoherent, and chaotic.’ A problem for positive aesthetics is whether

  • A Brief History of Aesthetics

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    A Brief History of Aesthetics Aesthetics is the theoretical study of the arts and related types of behavior and experience. It is traditionally regarded as a branch of philosophy, concerned with the understanding of beauty and its manifestations in art and nature. However, in the latter 20th century there developed a tendency to treat it as an independent science, concerned with investigating the phenomena of art and its place in human life. Yet, what in a field with a hazy line in between

  • Aesthetic Pleasure and Theories

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    When it comes to aesthetic pleasure, there are many ways of arriving at the notion that something is aesthetically pleasing or something is art, cultures differ, but there are four theories that allow discussion on how or why something is aesthetically pleasing. These theories are; The Theory of Expression, The Theory of Representation, Institutional Theory and Formal Theory. But before proceeding one must understand what aesthetic pleasure is. Aesthetic pleasure is the pleasure received from seeing

  • Aesthetic Emotion Essay

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    AA theory by Clive Bell suggests the pinpoints the exact characteristic which makes a work true art. According to Bell, an artwork must produce “aesthetic emotion” (365). This aesthetic emotion is drawn from the form and formality of an artwork rather than whether or not it is aesthetically pleasing or how well it imitates what it is trying to depict. The relation of objects to each other, the colors used, and the qualities of the lines are seemingly more important than what emotion or idea the artwork

  • The Aesthetics of Passion and Betrayal

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    The Aesthetics of Passion and Betrayal In The Passion of Joan of Arc, Carl Theodor Dreyer uses the visuality of spatial relationships in each shot with the human face and its ability to convey unspoken emotion in his portrayal of the demise of Joan of Arc. Unlike most film, the message is almost entirely told by just the eyes and expressions of the actors. There is very little reliance upon props and background. The camera angles and close-up shooting accentuate emotions and reactions. The editing

  • Contrasting Views on the Aesthetic Experience

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    nature of aesthetics has puzzled many, where questions and reflections about art, beauty, and taste have intersected with our understanding of what a real art experience truly is. The notion of the aesthetic experience, an experience that differs from the everyday experiences, has been given great consideration by English art critic Clive Bell and American philosopher John Dewey since the beginning of the 20th century. Both have spent much deliberation on the distinctive character of aesthetic experience;

  • Renée Cox's A Gynocentric Aesthetic

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    with men. Consequently, this struggle has carried over into the art world and fields of aesthetics. Fifty-one percent of today’s visual artists are women, yet only 28% of museum solo exhibitions in eight selected museums featured female artists. The art community has a diversity problem, and it is highly important that feminist aesthetics are acknowledged and implemented under the general umbrella of aesthetics. There are several reasons for this. First of all, women deserve reparations for their

  • Appeal to Aesthetics in Death in Venice

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    In Death in Venice, the theme of decadence caused by aestheticism appears through Gustav von Achenbach’s eccentric, specifically homoerotic, feelings towards a Polish boy named Tadzio. Although his feelings spring from a sound source, the boy’s aesthetic beauty, Aschenbach becomes decadent in how excessively zealous his feelings are, and his obsession ultimately leads to his literal and existential destruction. This exemplifies how aestheticism is closely related to, and indeed often the cause of

  • Pete Fecteau's The Pleasures Of Aesthetics?

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    be accessible since the audience is able to experience it directly, with the help of our senses. As viewer we enjoy aesthetic pleasure, which involves an appreciation of the contents in relation to vehicles or supports. (Levinson, 1996) In fact, according to Jerrold Levinson’s ‘The Pleasures of Aesthetics’

  • Aesthetic Judgement of an Art Work

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    In the following essay I will discuss whether it is possible for judgements of the aesthetic quality of works of art to be always merely personal; and what are the circumstances in which they are not personal. I will demonstrate what the necessary conditions are for an aesthetic judgement to be made accurately. I would, therefore, suggest that if aesthetics of the judgements of taste are merely personal, then these judgements would be improper, therefore proper judgements of taste are not personal

  • Ludwig Wittgenstein: Aesthetics and Beauty

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    states that aesthetics “draws one’s attention to certain features, to place things side by side so as to exhibit these features” because of the logic that gives birth to the thoughts that led to this statement. This logic questions the ability of a person to ascertain what “beauty” is, what contains the quality known as “beauty”, and the levels of beauty and how they can be measured and compared. Wittgenstein uses the metaphor of games to illustrate his points regarding aesthetics and beauty.