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Sunday, December 5, 2010

The aesthetic attitude

The twentieth century, American logician, Nelson Goodman, describes the act of viewing artwork in his article "Art and Inquiry" (Projects and Problems, 1972):

"We have to read the painting as well as the poem, and that aesthetic experience is dynamic rather than static. It involves making delicate discriminations and discerning subtle relationships, identifying symbol systems and characters within these systems and what these characters denote and exemplify, interpreting works and reorganizing the world in terms of works and works in terms of the world. The aesthetic "attitude" is restless, searching, testing-is less attitude than action: creation and recreation."

How can I compel my students to adopt this attitude? How can I exemplify this attitude in my own practice?

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