The art of cooking is peculiar. Cooking, because it supplies us with energy and nutrition, must fit into the rhythms of daily life. It is
Category: General Aesthetics
The Aesthetic Value of Simplicity
I posted some tentative questions about the aesthetic value of simplicity last week. Now that I’ve had some time to think about it, here’s my
Does Simplicity Have Aesthetic Value?
Does simplicity have aesthetic value? The dominant voices in the Western tradition of aesthetics praise complexity; finding unity in diversity is the hallmark of great
Food Becoming Art
In my Three Quarks essay this month food becomes art and art history gets a makeover.
The Creative Ones are from One World
Can art incite peace in a world of violence? Adonis, the poet and outspoken Paris-based Syrian exile, thinks art has that potential. In an interview at the
“To each his own”. “One man’s meat is another man’s poison.” Platitudes about disagreement over taste are a “dime a dozen”, as numerous as platitudes
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