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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

Subject: Religion

(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

Fashion

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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13,281 words
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...it is put on, the shape, line, and surface embellishment all change their character when they form a composition with the living person; and only then does the complete work of art come into existence. The separate integrity of the garment proves to be a beautiful illusion, dispelled when it is brought to its true life. The intrinsic beauty of clothing has been most compelling in civilizations that developed a mode of art based on refining and perfecting an original and carefully stabilized formal scheme, for both representation and ornament. Artists would...

Islamic Aesthetics

Islamic Aesthetics   Reference library

Oleg Grabar, Fadlou Shehadi, Priscilla Soucek, Esra Akcan, and Jonathan M. Bloom

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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12,838 words
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...geometry, painting, and music. Comments on the curative value of beautiful paintings by the physician Muḥammad ibn Zakarīyā al-Rāzī (864–925) stress the practical benefits of aesthetic pleasure. Al-Rāzī recommends looking at wall paintings or paintings in books in order to dispel gloom and keep the humors in their proper balance. He claims that earlier (i.e., Greek) scholars had discovered the importance of using wall paintings in baths that depict animal combats, the embrace of lovers, as well as the trees and flowers of a garden, because each theme...

Fashion

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Anne Hollander, Anne Hollander, Richard Martin, and Marie-Aude Baronian

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
13,019 words
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...it is put on, the shape, line, and surface embellishment all change their character when they form a composition with the living person; and only then does the complete work of art come into existence. The separate integrity of the garment proves to be a beautiful illusion, dispelled when it is brought to its true life. Woman’s kimono-style dressing gown with sash, ca . 1885. digital image © 2013 museum associates / lacma. licensed by art resource, new york The intrinsic beauty of clothing has been most compelling in civilizations that developed a mode of...

Metaphor

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Mark Johnson, Josef Stern, Carl R. Hausman, David Summers, Samuel C. Wheeler III, and James Grant

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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18,932 words
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...about (1) the objects of aesthetic and artistic appreciation, (2) the experience in which those objects are appreciated, or (3) the practice of criticism. This is an application of the idea, so prominent in twentieth-century philosophy, that careful attention to our language can dispel philosophical puzzlement about the reality described or expressed with that language. Metaphor and Objects of Appreciation. Several philosophers observe that the expressions used in metaphorical aesthetic descriptions are often expressions literally used for non-aesthetic...

Kant, Immanuel

Kant, Immanuel   Reference library

Paul Guyer, Salim Kemal, Kenneth R. Westphal, Theodore A. Gracyk, Günter Zöller, Mark A. Cheetham, Rudolf A. Makkreel, Jane Kneller, and Thierry de Duve

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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37,390 words
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...ideas, which alone are attended with self-sufficing delight, [dullness of the soul] is the fate that ultimately awaits them. They then only serve for a diversion, of which one continually feels an increasing need in proportion as one has availed oneself of it as a means of dispelling the discontent of one’s mind, with the result that one makes oneself ever more and more unprofitable and dissatisfied with oneself. (section 54) Although this seems to affirm the need for moral ideas as content, the argument and context are more complicated. In this context Kant...

Powers, Hiram

Powers, Hiram (29 July 1805)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
1,430 words
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... ( c . 360–340 bc ; Rome, Mus. Pio-Clementino), a copy or engraving of which Powers may have seen. A locket, evocative of lost loved ones, and a crucifix are conspicuously sculpted on a support to the figure. Powers wrote an explanatory commentary, which was also intended to dispel objections to the statue's nudity, a major issue for the 19th-century public. As an ardent Swedenborgian, he stressed that the slave's faith in God shielded her and kept her from shame. The proclamation of the Rev. Orville Dewey , a noted Unitarian minister, that the girl was...

Troyes

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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4,094 words
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...are modest and stable and a three-storey elevation of arcade, glazed triforium, and a lofty clerestory linked to the triforium by continuous mullions. The interior lighting is unified by the deeply coloured glass of the clerestory, but this superficial impression of unity is dispelled on closer inspection, which reveals a sequence of building campaigns extending over three and a half centuries. This prolonged construction reflects inadequate funding, multiple structural disasters, and the depopulation and distress of the Hundred Years War ( 1337–1453 ) and...

Romanesque sculpture

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
49,604 words
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...in style. The ample figures of the earlier group, weighted down by rigid draperies, have been compared with those of the Last Judgement on the west portal of Ste Foy, Conques ( see Conques, ste foy , 1) . In the later group of capitals the weighty quality is partly dispelled by the lively treatment of the drapery folds, perhaps suggesting Burgundian influence. The execution of facial features peculiar to the Auvergne—staring, open eyes, dazed and immobile under stereotyped hairstyles—is virtually identical in both groups. The figures and the many...

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