Jose Ortega y Gasset: The Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays on Art, Culture, and Literature (Paperback – Revised Ed.); Edition on Lately writers have defined post-modernism in various ways, but they share in common the belief that the age of modernist art is over and that a. No work of Spanish philosopher and essayist Jose Ortega y Gasset has been more frequently cited, admired, or criticized than his defense of modernism, “The .
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Pages with related products. Modern art has become the standard art form in my mind, the dominant art form which is used in most situations which require some type of art. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To rejoice or suffer with the human destinies which a work gassey art may relate or represent, is a very different thing from true artistic enjoyment.
Gasset goes over primitive art as a focus on multiple objects, and it progressively becomes a canvas of various forms held together by a unifying motif, and then it progresses further into a unification of subject and space. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.
Despite all these challenges to modernism, by both the common people and totalitarian regimes, it has managed to become the dominant global art form. I think it will always remain this way, the avant-gardist and elitist nature Ortega y Gasset describes in his essay seems to be inherent to me.
It’s true that Ortega starts with very bold assertions, and those may prompt many to not go further, and rebuke him from the start. What does it signify, this loathing for the human in art?
This shift was made, says Ortega, as a reaction against the trend of the preceding century, when art became more and more accessible. Just as romanticism is inherently emotional and realism inherently stoic, modernism seems to be dehumanizatoin elitist. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
But this, in the first place, is impracticable.
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Those type of historic man go hand in hand with their view of reality, and the art they left us. Dec 19, aaron rated it liked it. This design in which the I consists, is not an idea or plan ideated by the person involved, and freely chosen.
Artists which had once made artworks, never before seen by the human eye, were now forced to depict soviet workers in factories and fields in the most realistic way they could. Despite its dominance in the culture in a democratic age, modern age is still distrusted by the democratic public.
I should now like to consider all the arts which are still thriving in Europe: Gasset does not believe himself up to the task of a decent biography.
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Sign in Create an account. Find it on Scholar. It is fortunate that the emergence of a new awareness capable of exploring unworked veins should coincide with this exhaustion. His work has been compared to an iceberg because it hides the critical mass of its erudition ortegz the surface, and because it is deceptive, appearing to be more spontaneous and informal than it really is. His work has been compared to an iceberg because it hides the critical mass of its erudition beneath the surface, and because it is deceptive, appearing to be more spontaneous and informal than it really is.
The Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays on Art, Culture and Literature
Here perhaps we have found the reason why the modern artist is dividing the public into two classes, those who understand and those who do not, that is artists themselves and those who are not. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Possibly, also, the artist of may have sought other aesthetic implications, but the important thing to note is that he began by making sure of this external likeness. This essay has been a major influence on my work and my thought. The latter has to live out his human destiny; the mission of the former is to invent what does not exist. You found yourself with a body, a soul, a character, as you found yourself with the capital which your parents left you, with the country in which you were born, and with the human society in which you move.
Let us say, if you choose, that among the things with which you found yourself, your soul is the closest to you, but it is not you yourself.
Painters pay attention to the space, and start painting the space Velazquez in Las hilanderas, or Las meninas. Iberian Philosophy in European Philosophy. It is very easy to cry that art is always possible within the tradition.
In the later painting, however, everything is the opposite: When they look at a scene or a landscape, they now paint their ‘vision’ of it Impressionismthey don’t go after ‘reality’, but they give us their idea of reality, thus painting orteta subjective to them.
Why this urge to dehumanize, why this loathing of living forms? Ortega y Gasset’s philosophical conception of history as something loosely deterministic in its cyclical-structure is particularly interesting: A modern novel, to accompany our evolved taste, must not focus on events, but interesting characters.
Feb 12, Londi rated it liked it. Thinking of Napoleon, for example, we are normally concerned with the great man of that name. Its components, its features, are innumerable.