This is part 7 of a blog series where I share some thoughts on “art and creation”. I have prepared various blogs inspired by a range of sources from Kabbalah … Continue reading Art and Creation (Part 7): The Duration Of Art
An excerpt from my recent article on John Dewey’s aesthetic theory for TheCollector
In the first part of his book Art as Experience, John Dewey explores the break between art and daily life.
I recently wrote a blog series on Leo Tolstoy’s essay “What is Art”. The blogs mainly dealt with Tolstoy’s critique of his contemporary art and the art of the upper-classes. … Continue reading My work on Tolstoy’s ‘What is Art’
In the Birth of Tragedy Nietzsche came up with the two opposing art concepts of the Apollonian and the Dionysian.
Tolstoy finds that the upper-classes, the art critics and most professional artists lack the ability of being “infected” by emotions through art. This happens because they have accustomed themselves to … Continue reading Leo Tolstoy and Upper-Class Art (part 3)
According to Tolstoy, art in the West used to be attached to religion and was universally understood since it expressed the relationship between human and god which is supposedly the … Continue reading Leo Tolstoy and Upper-Class Art (part 2)
Art for art’s sake? This is one of the questions that have been puzzling the modern world for a few centuries now. The answer cannot be untangled from the commercialisation … Continue reading Leo Tolstoy and Art for Art’s Shake
Nietzsche wrote a poem that has been interpreted as a dialogue with Heraclitus and his everlasting flame
Plotinus (ca 205-270 CE) was the founder of Neoplatonism, a school of philosophy inspired by Plato’s ideas some 600 years after the philosopher’s death. Plotinus was born in the Lycopolis … Continue reading Plotinus, Neoplatonism and Beauty
*cover photo: Ancient Rome, 1957, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Metropolitan Museum of Art. It should come across as paradoxical to even suggest that there are dead-ends in art. Artistic expression cannot … Continue reading Imitation in Art as a Dead-end: The reason Hegel would not Appreciate Zeuxis
Reading Hegel’s ” Aesthetics: Lectures on Fine Art”, it is difficult to remain indifferent towards the concept of the “end of art”. As is expected, this concept has been the … Continue reading The End of Art in Hegel’s Aesthetics