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

By Kelly Comfort

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 artwork, this quantity seeks to think about the counterclaim that such de-humanization may also result in re-humanization and to a deepened courting among the classy sphere and the area at huge.

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100–141. Bell-Villada, Gene H. Art for Art’s Sake and Literary Life: How Politics and Markets Helped Shape the Ideology and Culture of Aestheticism, 1790–1990. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996. Brown, Julia Prewitt. Cosmopolitan Criticism: Oscar Wilde’s Philosophy of Art. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 1997. Bürger, Peter. Theory of the Avant-Garde. Trans. Michael Shaw. Theory and History of Literature 4. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984. Casal, Julián del.

Indeed Baudelaire’s aesthetic of the bizarre is a challenge to the idea of levels of civilization, to the ideology of civilization as a marker of progress. Ironically, in his view, the exposition as a cultural cosmopolis undercuts the rhetoric of progress that the display of technological innovation would support. Here the knowledge of art—visual and remembered—trumps journalistic commonplaces about “progress,” and so Baudelaire promotes an aestheticism in that art reveals the fuller truth about the state of current culture and the ontology of history itself, an aesthetic approach to social and cultural critique.

All other translations are my own. ” Raser points to his “condemnation of doctrinal beauty, his opposition of art and progress, his elevation of tradition at the expense of novelty” as elements of his argument drawn from the government’s rhetoric. ” But certainly Raser is correct in arguing that Baudelaire’s criticism is ideological. See Raser, especially 341. ” As Pichois notes, “analogie universelle” is a Fourierist expression, and “harmonie” belongs to several mystical doctrines, but Baudelaire here has incorporated these terms into his own “supple” system (2: 1368, n.

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