By Jacques Rancière
Rancière’s magnum opus at the aesthetic.
Composed in a chain of scenes, Aisthesis–Rancière’s definitive assertion at the aesthetic–takes its reader from Dresden in 1764 to big apple in 1941. alongside the way in which, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and Mallarmé to the Folies-Bergère, attend a lecture via Emerson, stopover at exhibitions in Paris and ny, factories in Berlin, and movie units in Moscow and Hollywood. Rancière makes use of those websites and events—some recognized, others forgotten—to ask what turns into paintings and what comes of it. He exhibits how a regime of inventive notion and interpretation was once constituted and remodeled by way of erasing the specificities of the various arts, in addition to the borders that separated them from usual adventure. This incisive research presents a historical past of creative modernity a long way faraway from the traditional postures of modernism.
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In scenes of domesticity, villages and the cabaret, one could certainly admire the dexterity of the painter (Teniers receives the same grade in composition as Leonardo da Vinci in Roger de Piles's classification) and allow oneself to be seduced by the art of shadow and light. But these merits equally amounted to signs of baseness: 'Some inferior dexterity, some extraordinary mechanical power, is apparently that from which they seek distinction', was Joshua Reynolds's verdict, in the 1770s, on these paintings and the genre that they embodied.
228. 11 P. Chaussard, Sur Ie tableau des Sabines par David (Paris: C. Pougens, 1800), p. 17. 28 Munich-Berlin, I828 It was thus impossible to base the education of freedom on the subject of the painting. Only one solution was available to those drawing testimonies of 'long centuries of slavery and shame' out of the crates: to nullify the content of the paintings by installing them in art's own space. It was the placement of the paintings on the walls, the 'air of grandeur and simplicity' of the whole, and the 'severe choice' of the works that had to 'draw respect'.
Instead, Joseph Chenavard was ordered to decorate the Pantheon with grand humanitarian frescoes. The rapid return of reactionary forces to power blocked the execution of these frescoes, but Chenavard's sketches at least allowed the person who remains the French literature textbook inventor of l'art pour l'art, Theophile Gautier, to reveal himself as the most eloquent champion of programmatic humanitarian art. is Hegel, for one, was invested in thinking exactly what art for art's sake and art as the expression of a society had in common.
Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art by Jacques Rancière