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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Jse reply would entail investigation into the causes of this strange change of direction which art is making, and this in turn would be an enterprise too weighty to undertake here.

It is fortunate that the emergence of a new awareness capable of exploring unworked veins should coincide with this exhaustion.

Trivia About The Dehumanizatio Iberian Philosophy in European Philosophy. He is glad because he sees an object in itself gladdening.

It uses otherworldly patterns, stripes, geometric shapes etcetera, not the reality of space and time humans live in. Th the fruitful aspects of a sociology of art were unexpectedly revealed to me when, a few years ago, I happened to be writing about the musical era which started with Debussy. Notify me of new comments via email.

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

It’s also a fascinating read in this era when modernist art and literature is generally regarded as rather “old fashioned”. Today, little boys and girls try hard to prolong their infancy, and the young strive to retain and accentuate their youthfulness. There was no otherway of aesthetic enjoyment other than by contagion of feelings.

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Let us say, if you choose, that deumanization the things with which you found yourself, your soul is the closest to you, but it is not you yourself. As I have said, the purpose of this essay is merely to describe modern art by means of some of its distinctive features. Views Read Edit View history.

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The Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays on Art, Culture and Literature by José Ortega y Gasset

Oct 03, Pablo rated it liked it Shelves: If you ask your own self, strictly and peremptorily, Who am I? Most nonartistic people, like politicians, will revert to modern gawset once they are forced into an artsy context. Having concluded my attempt, I am curious and hopeful to find whether others of greater accuracy will follow it. The “dehumanization” of the title, which was meant descriptively rather ogtega pejoratively, referred most literally to the absence of human forms in nonrepresentational art, but also to its insistent unpopularity, its indifference to the past, and its iconoclasm.

On occasions, individual genius allowed dehumanizatlon more subtle emanation to envelope the human nucleus of the poem — as we find in Baudelaire, for example. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

First comes the order of persons, then that of other living creatures, and finally, that of inorganic things. Share your thoughts with other customers. Gaset estilo de Gasset es sublime. All the great periods of art have avoided making the human element the centre of gravity in the work of art. In his work, Ortega explains how the untrained eye, which is used to seeing only content in traditional paintings, must find a new approach to viewing the work of art.

I know there’s only a little part in the book that’s particularly on Dostoyevsky but it always amazes me whenever one pays tribute to Dostoyevsky, the way he builds his characters, and his writing style without being partial.


However, the problem with this book is the structure of the essays themselves: It is a journalistic philosophy, assembled on the fly. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. A deep read into how “we” managed to dehumanize art, with a rather witty approach, overall. Ortega notes Goethe’s reaction to seeing a crayfish in a brook.

Altamira Paintings Part of the oetega essay, also, is his explanation of what he calls: He says art started to bring the outside to the canvas, and continued gaaset bring the inside to the canvas, to end, -in his times- focused on art itself.

This should cause no surprise. In our age of egalitarian, liberal democracies an initially very elitist type of art has become the dominant form of art paradoxically enough. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Metaphor palms off one object in the guise of another, and it would not make sense if, beneath it, we did not see an instinct which leads towards an avoidance dehumanizxtion reality.

Life is essentially a drama, because it is a desperate struggle — with things and even with our character — to succeed in being in fact that which we are in design. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: