FEB 02nd 7PM ET / 4PM PT Considering Art : Considering "Beauty"
In collaboration with Considering.Film™, we explore the term beauty as used in early educational media.
With many tropes, characterizations, fallacies, and assumptions of what constitutes "beauty" in art and indeed in the world, we could be left to wonder if the word is even usefully definable. George Santayana in The Sense of Beauty characterizes it as objectified pleasure. In The Principles of Art, R.G. Collingwood describes it as a kind of transfer of “total imaginative experience” from artist to viewer.
In 1936, an instructional film titled We Are All Artists was commissioned by The National Alliance of Art and Industry and the Harmon Foundation to attempt yet another answer to this question.