Friday, February 24, 2017

"Is Beauty the Making One Of Opposites?" by Eli Siegel

Art educators, from kindergarten through college, will want to study these 15 questions by Eli Siegel, founder of the philosophy of Aesthetic Realism.   What is the source of beauty in a work of art, or a great piece of music, or a poem that one loves?  Can the beauty in a work of art tell us something central about what we want in our own lives?  Aesthetic Realism says resoundingly, "yes."   "All beauty, " Eli Siegel explained, "is a making one of opposites and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves."   I know you will find these 15 questions useful to you as educator and person: