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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 332 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Modern Aesthetics

CELEBRATING HUMANITY

“Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious development of both society and the individual.” —Friedrich Schiller

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Society and the individual—that’s what the modern era was all about. After millennia of submitting to the mysteries of supernatural authority, people began to believe in their own superiority. The arrival of the Renaissance in the 14th century was the dawn of mankind’s trust in itself. Thus, humanism and naturalism were born under the veneer of enlightenment. ...

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