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By Kathleen M. Higgins,Shakti Maira,Sonia Sikka

This quantity examines the causes at the back of rejections of attractiveness usually stumbled on inside modern paintings perform, the place a lot significantly acclaimed paintings is intentionally grotesque and alienating. It displays at the nature and cost of good looks, asking even if attractiveness nonetheless has a destiny in artwork and what function it might play in our lives more often than not. the quantity discusses the potential “end of art,” what artwork is, and the relation among paintings and wonder past their traditionally Western horizons to incorporate views from Asia. 

The person chapters tackle a few interrelated matters, together with: paintings, good looks and the sacred; attractiveness as a resource of pleasure and comfort; attractiveness as a bridge among the typical and the human; attractiveness and the human shape; the position of curatorial perform in defining artwork; order and creativity; and the excellence among paintings and craft. the amount deals a worthwhile addition to cross-cultural discussion and, specifically, to the sparse literature on artwork and sweetness in comparative context. It demonstrates the relevance of the wealthy culture of Asian aesthetics and the colourful practices of up to date paintings in Asia to Western discussions in regards to the way forward for paintings and the position of beauty. 

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