Christian and Oriental philosophy of art
9 of the most famous essays by one of the preeminent philosophers and art historians of the pre-modern world, east and west, exploring such subjects as the true function of aesthetics in art, the importance of symbolism, the role of traditional culture in enriching art, the nature of medieval art and more.
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PHILOSOPHY OF ART
IS ART A SUPERSTITION OR A WAY OF LIFE?
WHAT IS THE USE OF ART ANYWAY?
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Abhinaya Darpana abstract abstract art academic art actual aesthetic surfaces Aitareya Brahmana ancient Art Bulletin artefact artist Asclepius Augustine beauty Bhagavad Gita Bonaventura bourgeoisie called censorship Christ Christian and Oriental class thinker colours conception contemplation culture dancing decoration deity distinction divine doctrine Eckhart Enneads essence essential example exhibition expression fact function Hermetica human iconography ideas imitation implies Indian individual intellectual intelligible kind knowledge language living Lycomedes manufacture for profit marga mathematics matter means mediaeval Meister Eckhart merely metaphysical modern museum objects nature needs Nicolas of Cusa normal operation Oriental Art original ornament ourselves painters painting patron perfection Plato pleasure Plotinus point of view portrait primitive principles purpose representation sense servile significance society soul speak spiritual style superstitions symbols Theol things Thomas Aquinas tion traditional art true truth Ulrich of Strassburg understand understood Upanishad vocation Witelo words workman