First Movement: Quality: Aesthetic judgments of the beautiful are based on feelings, specifically feelings of disinterested pleasure, which means that it does not depend on the subject’s desire for the object, nor does it generate such a desire. The disinterested character of the feeling distinguishes judgments of beauty from cognitive judgments based on perception, judgments … Continue reading Reflection 2: Kant’s Account of the Beautiful
According to Richard Kearney, making art is a sacred act. Kearney sounded like Plato when he says, “God becomes human, so humans can become divine.” This means that God speaks to humans in a way such that they become inspired by the divine to create art. To Kearney, art is a unique relationship between God … Continue reading “There is Only Make” by Richard Kearney and Sheila Gallagher
For this entry, I went to CAASL’s Campus Kids program to ask the 4th-6th grade children their opinions on what art is. As Henri Matisse said, “Look at life with the eyes of a child.” Here is a collection of their responses. Do you like art? (Angelica, age 11): Yes. (Lizzy, age 11): I love … Continue reading Children’s Response to What is Art?
While there are many different fields of mathematics, one thing they all have in common is the value of a good proof. Proofs use a variety of techniques to explain logically why a statement is true. Good proofs have an aesthetic quality and can even be considered beautiful. Although artists and art critics talk about … Continue reading Mathematics: What is Art?
In my Philosophy of C. S. Lewis class, we read The Abolition of Man, which begins with a critique of a children’s story book regarding the use of the word sublime. The second chapter of the children’s story book, which Lewis refers to as The Green Book by Gaius and Titius, quotes the story of … Continue reading C.S. Lewis’ Account of the Sublime
It is Zaria Forman’s life mission to convey the urgency of climate change through her art. Having traveled all over the world, she experienced emotion responses to the effects of climate change first hand, which she then transfers to the canvas. For her, art shows the tranquility of nature, allowing the audience to emotionally connect with … Continue reading Ted Talk: What is A
A major theme in the topic of what makes violence in film art in Davy Ngyuen’s presentation of his paper, “Filming Fight Club Probably Hurt: Aesthetics and Violence” at Gonzaga’s Art, Nature, and the Sacred conference on January 28th, is the artist’s intention, or inspiration, of violence and the message violence sends to the audience. … Continue reading Reflection 1: Violence as Aesthetic in Film