Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Aestheticism



Art exists for the sake of its beauty alone.

I'm not sure if I entirely agree with the idea, but it does give satisfaction to those who feel intimidated by art and the almost inevitable analysis that comes along with it. The eye can appreciate art just for its beauty, not for its underlying meaning (If there really is one.) You don't have to philosophize, you don't have to try to determine what the artist was feeling when he created the piece or even what the motivation for it was. You merely have to be able to register what is aesthetically pleasing to you.

I personally love the analysis- literature, art, what have you. How do you all feel? Are you aesthetists?

xoCeri

2 comments:

  1. Love the pic :)

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  2. I don't think I'm a fan of the idea. I'm a big believer in the ability of art to convey meaning.

    Love the post, it made me think!

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