By Kathleen M. Higgins,Shakti Maira,Sonia Sikka
This quantity examines the causes in the back of rejections of good looks frequently discovered inside of modern artwork perform, the place a lot severely acclaimed paintings is intentionally grotesque and alienating. It displays at the nature and price of good looks, asking even if attractiveness nonetheless has a destiny in paintings and what function it may well play in our lives mostly. the quantity discusses the prospective “end of art,” what artwork is, and the relation among artwork and wonder past their traditionally Western horizons to incorporate views from Asia.
The person chapters tackle a few interrelated concerns, together with: paintings, attractiveness and the sacred; attractiveness as a resource of pleasure and comfort; good looks as a bridge among the common and the human; good looks and the human shape; the function of curatorial perform in defining paintings; order and creativity; and the excellence among paintings and craft. the amount deals a important addition to cross-cultural discussion and, specifically, to the sparse literature on artwork and wonder in comparative context. It demonstrates the relevance of the wealthy culture of Asian aesthetics and the colourful practices of latest paintings in Asia to Western discussions concerning the way forward for paintings and the function of beauty.
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Artistic Visions and the Promise of Beauty: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures) by Kathleen M. Higgins,Shakti Maira,Sonia Sikka