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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 112 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)

THE END OF ART?

“Art is and remains for us, on the side of its highest possibilities, a thing of the past.” —Hegel, Philosophy of Fine Art

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The German philosopher Hegel is very concerned with the purely spiritual nature of consciousness, reality, and truth, which, for our purposes, he collectively calls the Idea. The Idea can be expressed and received through the senses (with varying degrees of success). Beauty is the external appearance of the Idea, and art is beautiful ...

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