Language of Modern Art: Blood and Beauty
Bohdan ShumylovychCenter for Urban History
Center for Urban History, Lviv
Can anything be beautiful, that looks unpleasant and unattractive from the first sight? Does the structure of beautiful foresee death? Should art be only pleasant and soothing or can it also be provocative and even shocking?
The speaker talked about anti-aesthetics, roots of negative themes in art and about the nature of aesthetic judgment in general. Why can the presence of blood, urine or death scenes be called art? Is it art at all? What is art?
Lecture is a part of the lecture series "Opening the World of Art".
Cover Image: "Self", 1991 / Marc Quinn