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Art and Life in Aestheticism: De-Humanizing or Re-Humanizing by Kelly Comfort

By Kelly Comfort

Artwork for art's sake addresses the connection among paintings and existence, among the cultured and the social, and promotes the previous time period over the latter one in each one example. even though it has lengthy been argued that aestheticism goals to de-humanize paintings, this quantity seeks to think about the counterclaim that such de-humanization may also bring about re-humanization, to a deepened dating among the classy sphere and the realm at huge and among the inventive receptor and his or her human life.

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In other words, the Romans’ lack of technological sophistication from the vantage point of the nineteenth century, from the point of view of the reader of daily news, is countered by the inferior state of Italian art in comparison with their Renaissance forerunners. Further, in Baudelaire’s view, the exposition offers the spectacle of diverse beauties, no matter what the level of “civilization” of the country of their origin; thus art represents knowledge of a different order from that of technology that leads to different conclusions about cultural superiority among nations.

Jens Rieckmann. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2005. 127–143. Kelly Comfort 21 Washbourne, Kelly. ” Introduction. After-Dinner Conversation: The Diary of a Decadent. By José Asunción Silva. Ed. and trans. Washbourne. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005. 1–48. Wilde, Oscar. ” The Artist as Critic: Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde. Ed. Richard Ellmann. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982. 341–408. ———. ” The Artist as Critic: Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde. Ed. Richard Ellmann. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.

Jens Rieckmann. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2005. 127–143. Kelly Comfort 21 Washbourne, Kelly. ” Introduction. After-Dinner Conversation: The Diary of a Decadent. By José Asunción Silva. Ed. and trans. Washbourne. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005. 1–48. Wilde, Oscar. ” The Artist as Critic: Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde. Ed. Richard Ellmann. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982. 341–408. ———. ” The Artist as Critic: Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde. Ed. Richard Ellmann. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.

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