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aesthetics

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aesthetics

The study and/or implementation of the activities which are pleasing to the senses, and have sensori-emotional value.

es·thet·ics

(es-thet'iks)
The branch of philosophy concerned with art and beauty, especially with the components thereof.
Synonym(s): aesthetics.

es·thet·ics

(es-thet'iks)
The branch of philosophy concerned with art and beauty, especially with the components thereof.
Synonym(s): aesthetics.
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Additionally, the variation of style in artists' oeuvres and their ability to change manners according to different needs and circumstances is an important element of seventeenth-century art theory and practice that needs be taken into consideration when determining the parameters of an artist's body of work.
The critique of art theory that privileges the question of what art means, in other words, art understood as an object that points to something out there in the world, is not new.
Bruggemann's discussion of "Der Regenbogen" persuasively argues that Benjamin's dialogue borrows from other thinkers (Goethe's Farbenlehre, Jean Paul's aesthetics, Baudelaire's art criticism) who oppose color's subordination as mere charm or allure in art theory from Vasari through Kant (173-74).
FOR THE MAJORITY OF SAME-SEX COUPLES, the most explosive arguments over art theory likely revolve around paint chips for the dining room walls.
To anyone who read art theory in the 1980s, this may sound like post-modernism, but it's not.
At Trinity each student is given more individual attention, and the course recognises that each student has a unique vision which should be nurtured and developed from a sound knowledge of art theory and professional practice.
Haynes illustrates how a variety of Englishmen--including Jonathan Richardson, who produced one of the first substantial and successful treatises on painting in English--modified European art theory to "Protestantize" Raphael and reaffirm the Cartoons' status as a national treasure.
Helen Ennis, a senior lecturer in art theory at ANU, covers photography's distinctive Australian characteristics with an emphasis on its role as art rather than journalism.
Folk art theory and practice may further solidify visual argument's status.
This approach leads Huber to what is ultimately a traditional investigation of Veronese's workshop organization, style, and concern with art theory, Huber's methodological pretensions notwithstanding.
Young-Mok Chung, chairman of the department of painting and art theory at Seoul National University, will give a lecture and slide presentation on "Art and Politics: Picasso's Korean War Paintings and Abstract Art of Korea and Japan, 1950s-1960s.
She shows how surrealist visual art theory grew out of cubism--with its borrowing of Pierre Reverdy's collage-inspired definition of the image--and how its growth paralleled contemporary debates about formalism as opposed to non-formalist approaches to art.