|DAY 82||PHILOSOPHY OF ART|
ART AS INSPIRATION
“...generally art partly completes what nature cannot bring to a finish, and partly imitates her.” —Aristotle, Ethics; Book II, pt. 8
In some ways, the Greek philosopher Aristotle agrees with his teacher Plato. He grants that most art is imitative in nature and that beauty is dependent on a proper balance and ordering of measurements. He also recognizes art’s capacity to incite enthusiasm in an individual. However, unlike Plato, who sees art’s powers of persuasion as ...