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If an artwork is morally dubious, does that make it aesthetically bad?

This stupid question needlessly dominates so much discourse about the “ethical criticism” of artworks. I wish it could be torpedoed out of sight. The question is stupid because (i) the answer is obviously “no”; (ii) it risks conflating two forms of judgement (moral and aesthetic) that have been kept separate since Kant’s critiques, not because of a philosophical argument against their independence, but because of the assumption that artworks have a single “value” derived from both aesthetic and ethical components, and that the job of criticism is to arrive at a quasi-numerical assessment of this value. 664 more words

Philosophy

 came to think of paintings as showing two faces, one as interpretable image and another as physical presence, and he saw the former as bleeding the intensity of the latter.

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Artists

Sacred Moments and Time Out of Time

There are moments when the sacred seems to break through into the everyday world. Where you stand awestruck and know that you are in a sacred moment.   248 more words

I Love You Dr Maxine Greene

Maxine you will remain on my mind and on my heart for the rest of my life. Thank you for the many moments you shared with me. 48 more words

Art Advocacy