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Synonyms for aesthetics

(art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)

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Tracing the evolution of Lewis's painterly technique and art theory, from the Omega Centre to The Rebel Art Centre, Group X, and his production as an official war artist, Richard Humphreys offers a specialist's overview of some of Lewis's greatest works such as the illustrations for Timon of Athens (1912-1913), The Crowd (1915), Workshop (ca.
She continued to work, exhibit and gather artists to discuss art theory and exchange ideas.
For instance, instead of defending Michelangelo's homosexuality, the first essay in the section, "Sex Matters," shows how "the masculine, sexualized persona of the artist is the product of Renaissance culture practices and art theory," and the second shows how creativity and masculinity continue to be linked.
The earliest art theory of Greek philosophers on art as an imitation of reality or in other words art mimesis is best understood as desire passed from one individual to another.
London called again in 2009, this time for a master's in contemporary art theory at Goldsmiths College.
With regard to the Fikra Forum, Malik explained that it was intended to fill a gap in theoretical reflection on art theory, and to foster a discussion of aesthetics in general and the bodies of work of specific artists in particular.
He says that people started calling him Omni after his art theory and practice called Omni Dimensionalism which is an emotive, physical form of abstract expressionism taking in influences as diverse as JMW Turner to the great British abstract artist, John Hoyland.
This isn't a film focusing on the outer reaches of art theory but one that concentrates on one man's obsession.
Fitzpatrick, who became the first Englishman to win the US Amateur championship in more than a century last year, lasted just one semester at Northwestern University in Chicago, from where Donald graduated in art theory and practice.
Miharbi completed his undergraduate education in electrical and computer engineering together with art theory and practice at Northwestern University in the US.
The book thus effectively upholds being part art history, part personal memoir and part art theory.
McHam's monograph on Pliny's reception in Renaissance Italy is in large part a study of how Pliny fuelled art theory in the 15th and 16th centuries--even when he was misconstrued.
The papers draw on ideas in gender studies, ecocriticism, comparative literature, and postcolonial studies, and are grouped in sections on art theory, photography, visual arts, poetry, and fiction.
In fact, part of what I learned from my mother was her visual intelligence as an artist: as a refugee expressing herself in her fourth language, though she knew modernism down to the ground, deploying art theory wasn't her forte.
The Art of Religion: Sforza Pallavicino and Art Theory in Bernini's Rome