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By Kelly Comfort

ISBN-10: 0230583490

ISBN-13: 9780230583498

ISBN-10: 1349362042

ISBN-13: 9781349362042

Paintings for art's sake addresses the connection among artwork and lifestyles. even though it has lengthy been argued that aestheticism goals to de-humanize paintings, this quantity seeks to contemplate the counterclaim that such de-humanization may also result in re-humanization and to a deepened courting among the cultured sphere and the area at huge.

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This minor change of title may well be significant, for Gautier’s tone is derisive when he speaks of Chinese art while he greatly admires Chinese objects—the porcelain, furniture, and other luxury goods that are ordinarily found on the “industrial” side of the exposition. He begins his article with the usual tired stereotypes of the Chinese as an ancient but “immobile” people who “have invented everything and perfected nothing; they understood the compass, gunpowder, printing, gas, long before the rest of the world had any idea of these precious discoveries” (130).

Authenticity,” an emphasis on the collectivity, content over form, and the expression of an unchanging national “core,” while the emerging modernism valued individual expression, form over content, and newness. But she ignores Baudelaire’s more radical delineation of the “cosmopolitan” as an aesthetic which would open the door to non-European aesthetic norms that modernism would, to some degree, embrace. Michel Brix argues that Baudelaire comes out of a second romantic tradition, following Stendhal, in opposing the Platonist idea of a single, absolute Beauty inextricably tied to the Good and the True, articulating instead the notion of relative beauties and of an aesthetic based on sense experience as expressive of feelings and the moral.

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