By Kathleen M. Higgins,Shakti Maira,Sonia Sikka
This quantity examines the causes in the back of rejections of good looks usually stumbled on inside of modern paintings perform, the place a lot severely acclaimed artwork is intentionally gruesome and alienating. It displays at the nature and price of good looks, asking no matter if good looks nonetheless has a destiny in paintings and what position it might play in our lives commonly. the amount discusses the prospective “end of art,” what paintings is, and the relation among artwork and wonder past their traditionally Western horizons to incorporate views from Asia.
The person chapters deal with a few interrelated concerns, together with: artwork, attractiveness and the sacred; good looks as a resource of pleasure and comfort; attractiveness as a bridge among the traditional and the human; good looks and the human shape; the function of curatorial perform in defining artwork; order and creativity; and the excellence among artwork and craft. the quantity deals a worthwhile addition to cross-cultural discussion and, specifically, to the sparse literature on paintings and sweetness 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 in regards to the way forward for paintings and the function of beauty.
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