Monday, April 12, 2010

Why Beauty Matters

Please follow this YouTube link and see an absolutely fascinating documentary on the importance of beauty in art. The documentary is in 6 parts of 10 minutes each. Be sure to watch all 6 parts :)



Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Yes, the emperor has no clothes. Great start, but the video cuts out after a few minutes, just as we settle in. I'll look for the full program.

I think 'Art' has a broad enough spectrum to encompass both beauty and the legacy of Duchamp. But 'why beauty matters' extends far beyond art, as it is found in nature, science, the mind, the human experience etc etc. I hope he delves into that as well.

Excellent subject. Thanks for the link!

Larry MacDougall said...

Thomas - it is a 6 parter. You have to watch all 6 parts.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Yes, I knew there would be more to the program. I finally took the time to watch fully, and was fascinated and enthralled. It is a lovely video, but I would dearly love to find a transcript, to be able to linger over the words and contemplate the essence of some of Scruton's passages.

Larry MacDougall said...

Thomas - I'm glad you had a chance to see the whole thing. I really enjoyed it.