Where Oh Where Has Beauty Gone?

For all you philosophers of beauty out there–check out this article written in 2006 by Bifo Berardi (in a British antiques magazine, no less) which provides a thorough meditation on the evolution and meaning of beauty, from antiqua up through the modern age.  Where o where has beauty gone?  I’m not talking about the superficiality of a lovely face, or a well-toned body.  Perhaps I am speaking of the work of God, or Nature, as opposed to the work of Man/Woman, which can often depart grossly from the ideal of beauty.  Beauty does not seem like the first aesthetic on the list that today’s artists are gravitating to.  Why?

 

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