After thinking about my favourite key concept lecture on Beauty I have decided to write my dissertation about it and to also work this concept in to my Subject. I want to explore different artist’s and Philosophers views on Beauty and also so show my own opinion on what I think beauty means or is. Is it Objective or Subjective? arguing both sides will help me do this.
Agnes Martin’s essay ‘Beauty Is the Mystery of Life’ (1989) say’s “When a beautiful rose dies, beauty does not die because it is not really in the rose. Beauty is an awareness in the mind. It is a mental and emotional response that we make.” page 202
Through my work I intend to use the rose as a symbol of women, this will guide me to a more contextual way of working instead on focusing on the female figure.
Philosophers to research-
- PLATO “Beauty is in the eye od the beholder.” (subjective)
- KANT- The Critique of Judgment (subjective)
- HUME (subjective)
- PLOTINUS (objective)
- BOURDIEU (objective)
- G.E. MOORE