Archive | May 1, 2012

In Defense of Optical Contemplation, Representation and the Tangled Knot

“’Aesthetic form’ means the total of qualities (harmony, rhythm, contrast) which make an oeuvre a self-contained whole, with a structure and order of its own (the style). By virtue of these qualities the work of art transforms the order prevailing in reality. This transformation is ‘illusion,’ but an illusion which gives the contents represented a […]

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