PHY 404 – Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics

 

The nature and scope of Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics. History of Art and Aesthetics-- Western and Eastern.  Aesthetic Theories of Kant and Hegel. Enlightenment and Modernism.

 

Modern Aesthetic theories: Expressionism, Impressionism, Representational realism, Marxism, Dadaism, Cubism:  Concepts – Beauty, Sublime, Representation , appreciation, objectivity and subjectivity. Post-Modern Aesthetics.  Art and Aesthetics--Eastern, Hindu, Buddhist, Japanese, Barathamuni, Kumaraswamy, Tagore, Sri lankan Art, Poetry, Music, Dance, Sculpture, Solius Mendis, Sarlis, Keat.

 

Recommended Readings: -

1.      Robert Treat Paine, Alexander Soper,1960, The Art and Architecture of Japan, penguin book

2.      Theodor Adonrno, Max Horkheimer, 1969, Dialectic of Enlightenment, Lowe & Brydone Printers

3.      Robert E. Fisher, 1993, Buddhist Art and Architecture, Thames and Hudson

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