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some thoughts on aesthetics (7) : embodied perception

In my last post, I looked at my experience of beauty in Grayson Perry’s pot Precious Boys. I want to go on today, in the last post in this series, to think about beauty in the narrative and emotional content of works of art, and about the felt connection between the viewer and the work. […]

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Thoughts on aesthetics (3): “the sublime”.

This post is the third in a series, sharing my thoughts and investigations on aesthetics. Click for links to Part 1 & Part 2. Today’s post is going to be a final look at Anthony Gormley’s artwork “Another Place“, before we move on to other aspects of aesthetics, and other artists. I’m staying with this […]

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some thoughts on aesthetics (2) : “contemplation”

This post is the second part in a series, sharing some of my thoughts and investigations on aesthetics. Click here for a link to Part 1. I talked in my last post about Anthony Gormley’s Another Place, and how the figures on the sands at Crosby seem to be cut off from the world. Gormley […]

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some thoughts on aesthetics : the gap between mind and material

I am going, over the coming weeks and months, to break down and share some of my thoughts and investigations on the subject that is called “aesthetics”. “Aesthetics” can be understood to refer to a collection of ideas and premises that run through, and also constrain, discussions about art. The reason that I am going […]