By Kathleen M. Higgins,Shakti Maira,Sonia Sikka

This quantity examines the factors in the back of rejections of attractiveness frequently discovered inside modern paintings perform, the place a lot seriously acclaimed artwork is intentionally gruesome and alienating. It displays at the nature and price of good looks, asking no matter if good looks nonetheless has a destiny in artwork and what position it could possibly play in our lives normally. the quantity discusses the potential “end of art,” what artwork is, and the relation among paintings and sweetness past their traditionally Western horizons to incorporate views from Asia. 

The person chapters handle a couple of interrelated concerns, together with: paintings, good looks and the sacred; attractiveness as a resource of pleasure and comfort; attractiveness as a bridge among the traditional and the human; attractiveness and the human shape; the position of curatorial perform in defining paintings; order and creativity; and the excellence among paintings and craft. the amount bargains a important addition to cross-cultural discussion and, particularly, to the sparse literature on paintings and sweetness in comparative context. It demonstrates the relevance of the wealthy culture of Asian aesthetics and the colourful practices of latest artwork in Asia to Western discussions concerning the way forward for paintings and the position of beauty. 

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