By Kathleen M. Higgins,Shakti Maira,Sonia Sikka
This quantity examines the causes at the back of rejections of attractiveness frequently came upon inside modern paintings perform, the place a lot seriously acclaimed paintings is intentionally gruesome and alienating. It displays at the nature and price of good looks, asking no matter if attractiveness nonetheless has a destiny in artwork and what function it could possibly play in our lives usually. the amount discusses the potential “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: artwork, good looks and the sacred; attractiveness as a resource of pleasure and comfort; attractiveness as a bridge among the usual and the human; attractiveness and the human shape; the function of curatorial perform in defining artwork; order and creativity; and the excellence among paintings and craft. the amount deals a priceless addition to cross-cultural discussion and, particularly, 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 up to date artwork in Asia to Western discussions concerning the way forward for artwork and the position of beauty.
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