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)
Tolstoy believes that there are no possible objective definitions of art or good taste. In reality philosopher’s and artists define as beauty what pleases a certain portion of society. Tolstoy … Continue reading Leo Tolstoy and Upper-Class Art (part 1)