By Beat Wyss
During this research, Beat Wyss presents a severe research of Hegel's theories of paintings historical past. Analogous to his philosophy of historical past, Hegel seen the historical past of artwork in dialectical phrases: With its origins within the old close to East, Western artwork culminated in Classical Greece, yet started its decline already within the Hellenistic interval. but, as Wyss posits, artwork refuses its programmed death. He highlights the political measurement of this contradiction, exhibiting the consequences of theories that subordinate paintings to the desire of absolute rule.
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