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Offline cizz

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Why Beauty Matters
« on: February 12, 2012, 01:22:21 am »
"Philosopher Roger Scruton presents a provocative essay on the importance of beauty in the arts and in our lives.

Using the thoughts of philosophers from Plato to Kant, and by talking to artists Michael Craig-Martin and Alexander Stoddart, Scruton analyses where art went wrong and presents his own impassioned case for restoring beauty to its traditional position at the centre of our civilisation."



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiajXQUppYY&feature=player_embedded#!

The great artists of the past were aware that life was full of chaos and suffering but they had a remedy for this, and the name of that remedy was beauty. The beautiful work of art brings consolation in sorrow, and affirmation in joy. It shows human life to be worthwhile? ~ Roger Scruton

Plato wrote that Beauty is a sign of another, and higher, order.

By the eye of the mind, you will be able to nourish true virtue and become the friend of God ~ Plato

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Offline dgbygrace

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Re: Why Beauty Matters
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 04:15:16 am »
OMG sis!  Contrary to the apathy posts THIS is my passion!!!  Ty for bringing this!  I going to read with joy!!! agreed :clap:
The only true work of art is a human soul,
all else is but a reflection