Aesthetics 2-8

Aesthetics 2-8 - Aesthetics 2/8 Expression and Form...

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Aesthetics 2/8 Expression and Form Romanticism - Early 19 th century - Focus on imagination, as departed from the reason of the enlightenment - Expression of the subjective world - Emphasis on the individual, as the enlightenment focused on the social Expressionism - Is it necessary or sufficient for art? - Must artist and audience get the same feeling? - Not sufficient for art - Proponents of expression theory require that it be individualized - Tolstoy o What is Art (1896) o Both a classificatory and evaluative theory o Art is a human activity in which one Consciously By means of external signs Hands on to other people feelings he has lived through So that other people experience them also o A work of art is a product that satisfies, at least in the smallest degree, the following three conditions Individuality of feeling Clearness of expression Sincerity of the artist (most important and inclusive) o Carrol Theory of transmission Intended Transmission to audience
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