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10 Days of Aesthetics: The Sublime (Day 9)

Bierstadt Looking Down Yosemite Valley

*Read this series from the beginning.*  Kant’s distinctions about the sublime, and, in fact, the two forms of sublime Mathematical and Dynamical, are extremely nuanced and cannot be fully addressed here. But, there are some …

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10 Days of Aesthetics: Kitsch (Day 5)

Thomas Kinkade, The Cross, April 2010. The cross is on top of a hill overlooking a river valley at sunset

*Read this series from the beginning.*  Kitsch Kitsch is often very clearly linked with the pretty. Certainly, that is the case with the work of Kinkade. Roger Scruton says, “The world of kitsch is a …

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