By Kathleen M. Higgins,Shakti Maira,Sonia Sikka

ISBN-10: 3319438913

ISBN-13: 9783319438917

This quantity examines the causes at the back of rejections of good looks usually chanced on inside modern paintings perform, the place a lot severely acclaimed paintings is intentionally grotesque and alienating. It displays at the nature and cost of good looks, asking no matter if good looks nonetheless has a destiny in paintings and what function it could actually play in our lives regularly. the quantity discusses the prospective “end of art,” what paintings is, and the relation among paintings and wonder past their traditionally Western horizons to incorporate views from Asia. 

The person chapters handle a few interrelated concerns, together with: paintings, attractiveness and the sacred; attractiveness as a resource of pleasure and comfort; attractiveness as a bridge among the usual and the human; good looks and the human shape; the position of curatorial perform in defining artwork; order and creativity; and the excellence among artwork and craft. the amount bargains a beneficial addition to cross-cultural discussion and, specifically, to the sparse literature on artwork and wonder in comparative context. It demonstrates the relevance of the wealthy culture of Asian aesthetics and the colourful practices of up to date artwork in Asia to Western discussions in regards to the way forward for artwork and the position of beauty. 

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