Jose Ortega y Gasset: The Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays on Art, Culture, and Literature (Paperback – Revised Ed.); Edition on Lately writers have defined post-modernism in various ways, but they share in common the belief that the age of modernist art is over and that a. No work of Spanish philosopher and essayist Jose Ortega y Gasset has been more frequently cited, admired, or criticized than his defense of modernism, “The .

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My last review didn’t get saved, so I’ll just salvage a few thoughts josd each essay. Modernists have declared that the intrusion of the human in art is taboo.

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Read more Read less. This is the latent connection uniting apparently incompatible forms of modern art: It is easy to emphasize the differences between one work and another. Oct 10, Richard Anderson rated it it was amazing. We then live fearfully as a barbarian.

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Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, dehumanizatiob attract new followers and customers. Sadly some rather fanciful ones as well.

Aesthetic pleasures may be blind or perspicacious. Even the Soviet Union, which had embraced modernism at first, lashed out against during the s. Thus to see the garden and to see the window-pane are two incompatible operations: All the variations and developments that have occurred in the art of music in these last decades tread upon that extra-terrestrial ground brilliantly conquered by Debussy.

In Search of Goethe from Within – A high point in the book. I completely understand the feeling of a good novel closing you off from reality by all sides. He says art started to bring the outside to the canvas, and continued to bring the inside to the canvas, to end, -in his times- focused on art itself.


Notes on the Novel – Great little essay. In neat verses the poet lets us share his private, bourgeois emotions: The ideas about the ‘new art’ the author refers to apply to any art discipline theater, poetry, music, etc. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? In order to satisfy the urge to dehumanize it is not, therefore, necessary to alter the inherent nature of things.

Wolfflin has shown, in his Fundamental Concepts in the History of Artthe power that fatigue has had time and again in mobilizing and transforming art.

Today, little boys and girls try hard to prolong their infancy, and the young strive to retain and accentuate their youthfulness. Art today exercises its veto with an energy in proportion to the hierarchial altitude of the object. From then on, successive styles have been progressively increasing the negative and blasphemous content-in things that tradition once delighted in, up to the point where today the profile of modem art consists almost entirely of a total negation of the old.

I should now like to consider all the arts which are still thriving in Kf Isis of a myriad names, zrt Egyptians called their goddess. In it, Bozal gives us the philosophical background of Ortega, -what he understood by image, or by idea.

You are commenting using your WordPress. This design in which the I consists, is not an idea or plan ideated by the person involved, and freely chosen. El verbo, entender, es lo relevante: The same conversion took place in poetry.

The Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays on Art, Culture and Literature

Recall what used to be the theme of poetry in the romantic era. The whole thing frequently feels like a summary of a much longer text that explains things in more detail, but the author did not have time or patience to write. It is possible to envisage living in the company of the things represented in a traditional picture; association with the things shown in the new picture is impossible.


He has a seemingly limitless store of pithy observations and intriguing theories, but never builds these into a complete system. The loves, hates, griefs and joys of the characters touch their heart: Wonderful ideas at work. He is like a child on a beach, picking up rocks, examining them, and then moving on.

It is upon this substance that art operates, embellishing that human nucleus, giving it brilliance and resonance. Buy the selected items together This item: It seems as though some of the essays are just notes for larger, more comprehensive essays on these subjects.

Feb 28, Lukas rated it really liked it. A really lucid read and pertinent read, even fifty plus years later.

The Revolt of the Masses. That pure anonymous voice, mere accoustic carrier of the verse, is the voice of the poet, who has learnt how to isolate himself from the man he is. Added to PP index Total downloads 4of t, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? El Arte no “gusta”, no “se disfruta”, se “entiende”, se deshumaniza, en fin.

For the majority of people this is the most natural, indeed the only possible, structure of a work of art.