Understanding of Beauty in the Modern Czech Painting



Year of publication 2022
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description For modern art, and especially for the avant-garde, there is a symptomatic quarrel between a conventional beauty and a new beauty, which can be seen as ugly by traditional standards. It may seem that modern art is sufficient without beauty, replacing it with revealing the truth. Nevertheless, it is clear, that the need for beauty does not disappear even in modern times. In the paper, this has been evidenced by both references to theoretical texts and works of painting especially from the from the 19th to the 21st century, considering a sacred sphere. The triple approach to the central question is defined by the terms: 1) a new beauty and its limits, 2) a timeless beauty in the modern sense, 3) a tolerated beauty - either found (not created) or based on spontaneous creativity (e.g. naive art), or referring for a time when it was still generally recognized.
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