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  • Aesthetics Of Aging

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    An Aesthetics Of Aging Recall, reader if ever in the mountains a mist has caught you, through which you could not see except as moles do through skin … Dante, Comedy1 ARGUMENT: THE RELEASE FROM THE BODILY EGO Many recent studies on visual culture highlight the representation of the body in photography as a signifier of social constructions. Photography however has always played an important part in the construction of the subject, a perspective that I suggest in what follows, one that

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Empirical Aesthetics: An Analysis

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    has always been considered to be aesthetics; the perception of visual field in relation to notions such as the beautiful, the ugly, the sublime, and even the comical (Read, 1931). There has been a general trend of exploring the subjective- philosophical, spiritual and socio-economic contexts influencing the perception and creation of art and aesthetics among varied cultural and individualistic paradigms. Alternatively, there is

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