Jose Ortega y Gasset: The Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays on Art, Culture, and Literature (Paperback – Revised Ed.); Edition on Lately writers have defined post-modernism in various ways, but they share in common the belief that the age of modernist art is over and that a. No work of Spanish philosopher and essayist Jose Ortega y Gasset has been more frequently cited, admired, or criticized than his defense of modernism, “The .

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He leaves us imprisoned in an abtruse world and forces us to confront objects impossible to treat humanly. I think it will always remain this way, the dehumanizatiin and elitist nature Ortega y Gasset describes in his essay seems to be inherent to me. This orteg why many of us claim we don’t like new art, -we say that to mean, a we got it but it’s not our cup of tea, b we don’t understand it, thus we can’t enjoy it. His work has been compared to an iceberg because it hides the critical mass of its erudition beneath the surface, and because it is deceptive, appearing to be more spontaneous and informal than it really is.

This is by no means a critique of Ortega y Gasset as a full philosopher and social critic, as I haven’t yet read his more popular work, like “The Revolt of the Masses. To gazset this end, Reinhardt wishes to radically free his art from any subject other than mental pattern and intellectual process. The Self and the Other – My favorite essay in the book.

Seeing is action at a distance. Feb 28, Lukas rated it really liked it. Promises a lot more than it delivers, but Oh my!


To achieve this we can only deny our reality and by so doing set ourselves above it. All that seeks a spiritual, not a mechanical being will have to possess this clear-sighted character, intelligently motivated. The essays seek to understand and explain the relatively new movement of nonrepresentational att and defend these pioneering artists attempting to escape from the embraced realism and romanticism movements.

This design in which the I consists, is not an idea or plan ideated by the person involved, and freely chosen. Even so he may still attain nothing; but his failure is much more certain if oc were to compose one more Wagnerian opera or yet another naturalistic novel. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your Dehumanizafion proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

The man who wins a prize in a lottery also rejoices, but in a different manner: Learn more about Amazon Prime. It is, therefore, highly probable that this description of modem art contains nothing but errors.

Art houses and galleries are filled with modern art, just visit a local dehumwnization auction or an online auction house. There is one thing above all that it would be well to define.

Joes in your details below or click an icon to log in: Even the bourgeoisie which once rejected modern art now hungers for it, and modern art pieces are sold at exorbitant prices to them.

One of these — ennui — is clearly evident. Explore the Home Gift Guide. It is not an art for men in general, but for a very particular class of men, who may not be of more worth than joose others, but who are apparently distinct. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I refer to the following considerations.


The Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays on Art, Culture and Literature by José Ortega y Gasset

Weeping and laughter are aesthetically fraudulent. What is modern art? An important work in the history of ideas and critical theory, overlooked in recent criticism. It was transcendent by reason of its themes, which included the most serious problems of humanity, itself lending justification and dignity to humanity.

He sees cubism and surrealism as inevitable products of art history, and thinks it imperative to attempt to understand the young artists.

It seems as though some of the essays are just notes for larger, more comprehensive essays on these subjects. Return to Book Page. Mar 26, Matthew rated it liked it. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways oc order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

The Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays on Art, Culture and Literature

How would that be possible? I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? I am not seeking to extol this new manner of art and still less to denigrate the custom of the last century.