What is beauty And More Importantly, what is the use of Beauty in understanding history
I have divided these slides into 4 sections: 1) Nature 2) Man made art 3) Uncertainty 4) The question for this assignment Your task – to click through the images, and do spend some time on each as the beauty is undeniable. The fortunate part – you can always refer back to some extraordinarily beautiful images.
You may wish to review other art – from the Renaissance through the art constructed today. These are samplings I found, which I particularly find appropriate.
What is the use or purpose of beauty? In forming an answer, you may wish to consider the following: Is there a standard for art and does art have a relationship to the real world (the one we live in), should it if it does or does not. Should art reflect your life – whether triumphal or abysmal – or should art aspire (inspire you) to something else? What benefit does that have for us in understanding beauty? If you believe it should reflect a beauty we could or should aspire to- why? Does beauty change over time, or is there an eternal beauty that is universal. Do you have to answer each of the questions above? No. That is why I wrote you may wish to consider the following. It is your answer, BUT I want serious thought and consideration of the questions raised and then, after you have seriously considered all I have asked – make sure you do answer the following question: What is the relationship between the beautiful and the study of history?
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