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Must art be beautiful?

Should art be beautiful? Revisit ancient philosophers' thoughts on beauty and consider why we might be skeptical of beauty today. From The Art Assignment.

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  • blobby green style avatar for user Garrett Jones
    This video suggests a dichotomy of beauty being objective or subjective - what about it being a memetic entity, such that the notion of beauty is an emergent entity that travels with people, that is both its own thing but comes out in a subjective way? This seems neither entirely objective nor subjective.
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  • old spice man blue style avatar for user Roy Bell
    Phew! I wish she'd slow down a little - or a lot. And the artworks just kept flashing by - I had to keep pausing the video to view them. I'm exhausted after watching it. What was the subject about again?
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