Galleries and museums are an essential part of our society.
1. Artworks have "aboutness" and demand interpretation.
These works were targeted at the beginning of Hitler’s reign and should not be confused with later looted art, or spoils of war taken during Nazi occupation.
13. The objects of interpretation are artworks, not artists.
But there is and can be no explanation of why one thing pleases one man and displeases another, so scientists cannot work out the laws of art.
Aetheticians have attempted to work backwards by first listing acknowledged works of art, and then trying to find a theory to fit them all.
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This is most obvious in architecture and sculpture, less so in painting and music, least in poetry.
Added to this the more exalted the rank of the artist the more profoundly he ought to portray depths of soul and mind.
Required works of art for AP* Art History - Khan Academy
It contains an end bound up with it
With regard to the first factor; a work of art cannot be imitated by mere dexterity, art is an activity of the soul, constrained to work out of its own wealth, and to bring before the mind's eye a wholly other and far richer content; a unique creation.
The essential point to maintain is that although talent and genius imply natural power, yet it is indispensable that
(a) this power be thoughtfully cultivated
(b) reflection should be brought to bear on the particular way it is exercised
(c) it should be kept alive with use and practice in actual work.
A work of art possesses a purely technical side - that of craft.
Choose Three (3) Works of Art from Three Artists – …
Sometimes art showing such passions can awaken man to the horror of his condition, he can see them outside himself, they come before him as objects rather than part of himself - he begins to be free from them as aliens.
In the same way, wailing women were hired at funerals, to create an external expression of grief, so that the sufferer can see his sorrow in an objective form and in reflecting on it, his sorrow is made lighter.