3. finishing aristotle on art, moving to tolstoyPresentation Transcript
Plenary• Who is right, Plato or Aristotle? Is Art dangerous, or developmental?
From Aristotle to TolstoyArt as communicative of Emotion
Today• Group Recap on Aristotle• Applying Aristotle: Hamlet, Macbeth• Tolstoy Quiz: Group Activity – Consider a tranche of Tolstoy – Complete quiz…• Applying Tolstoy
Group Task• You will be given a short section of Aristotle. – Sections 1,4 – Section 6 – Section 7 – Section 9 – Section 13• Read, consider cross-present, annotate.
Tolstoy’s ‘Transmission’ TheoryA. Individual expression of personal creative drives / Intercourse between man and manB. Relationship/individual geniusC. Means of union/artist uses art to reach higher planeD. Transmits feelings/ expresses ideasE. Decide to manufacture a feeling in others/ Evoke in oneself a feeling and transmit to othersF. Art is sheer delight/ It is not pleasureG. Art is profound, deep, holy /Art is communicationH. Art is the manifestation of mysterious idea of beauty or of God/ art is communal
Tolstoy’s ‘Transmission TheoryI. Art causes corruption/ art unifies groups of peopleJ. Art has a power to purify/ Power to infectK. Joy and spiritual union with another/ individual freedomL. Not feeling of diversion and excitement/ a distraction from the cares of lifeM. Artist is a being from a higher plane/ Art destroys separation between self and artistN. Great art is obscure and difficult/ Great art has clearness of expressionO. Great art is sincere /great art manipulates its audienceP. Individuality of feeling/ communality of feeling
Beethoven vs. Chesnokov Which would Tolstoy prefer, and why?
Which would Tolstoy prefer, and why?
Writing task• Using your notes, write a detailed paragraph explaining and illustrating Tolstoy’s view of art as expression of shared emotion.