Art and attention to the sensitive
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 (Paul Cézanne, The Card Players 1892-95) Art is not content to copy nature. However, he does not turn away from her, but goes back to the source. In Cézanne’s painting, Merleau-Ponty reminds us, it is never about color as a … Read More

Aesthetics and philosophy of art
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The philosophy of art designates both the almost constant interest of philosophers for art since antiquity and a discipline more or less conceived as autonomous since the end of the eighteenth century. For the historian of philosophy Michel Blay, two … Read More

Performance art
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(Bryan Zanisnik, performance of “When I Was a Child I Caught a Fleeting Glimpse”, 2009. ) An artistic performance is a behavioral artistic action undertaken by an artist(s), in front of an audience. The work can be presented in solo … Read More

Evolutionary art
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(An image generated using an evolutionary algorithm) Evolutionary art is a form of generative art in which works of art from the visual arts, music and performing arts are created using evolutionary algorithms. Evolutionary algorithms are methods for solving optimization problems using the principles of natural evolution. By conceiving of artistic processes as an optimization, can be … Read More

When the gulls fly
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When the white gulls fly, screaming, the sky is weeping and our dreams die … Nicolae Sfetcu, 3/20/2018

Winter
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it’s winter on my frozen lake the seagulls Nicolae Sfetcu, 03.01.2018

Relativity
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Are we really sad during the yellow autumn, or she is dreary? Nicolae Sfetcu, 06.10.2017

Can art be defined? Art and philosophy
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(Pompeii, House VII, 2, 6: Paquius Proculus and his wife, National Archaeological Museum of Naples, fresco of the first century.) Since at least antiquity, philosophy has questioned the nature of art. Plato in the Ion and Hippias Major or Aristotle … Read More

The swan
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Hypocrites, saying we love swans, but we grow ducks. Nicolae Sfetcu, 06.09.2017

The trees
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Autumn is coming, even if the still green trees seem not seeing it. Nicolae Sfetcu, 04.09.2017

The leaves
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The autumn, you see, it’s a new spring for the tree: its leaves are blooming. Nicolae Sfetcu, 01.09.2017

Aesthetics in Middle Ages, Renaissance and XVII – XVIII centuries
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Middle Ages  (Teaching Boethius, manuscript of the Consolation of Philosophy, 1385.) The aesthetics of the Middle Ages take up the principles of Neoplatonism by relating them to the theological model of Christianity. It is considered then that in artistic creation … Read More

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