A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter

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The formal description of sets of words beyond the level of the sentence (what we call for convenience discourse) is not a modern development: from Gorgias to the nineteenth century, it was the special concern of traditional rhetoric. And yet, a wide range of highly intelligent and well-informed people tell us the exact opposite. But isn't it just these features of the text - its superficiality, its human barrenness, its formulaic use of persons as objects - that one would mention in an aesthetic critique?" "I suggest that in general and for the most part, and only where novels are concerned, we find aesthetically pleasing only works that treat human beings as humans and not just animals or objects, that contain what I have called respect before the soul.
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Albrecht Durer: A Guide to Research (Artist Resource

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Alone among the PhD programs in architecture schools, HTC hosts a substantial curriculum in art history. Yet much of Bloom’s philosophy, notes Seaton, is based on the same "tragic vision that provided the context for Nietzsche’s promulgation that ‘God is dead’ and for Max Weber’s sober recognition that Westerners were henceforth condemned to make fateful decisions without guidance from any external authority, divine or scientific." Chapter 5: The Jewish/Portuguese Merchant of Amsterdam: Baruch/Bento De Espinosa “Reviewed in International Review of Biblical Studies, 2007.” – “"Frampton offers a detailed account, full of interesting background, of the theological and cultural environment in which Spinoza was working." 32.5 (2008)” – H.
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Henna Coloring Book

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In The Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, ed. Principally concerned with the production, circulation, and reception of texts and their material forms, book history seeks to connect forms of textuality with their material aspects. This site from Victorian web contains a number of well-written undergraduate student essays under the direction of Professor George Landow. At first Ruskin builds on the image he has attributed to his reader-travelers in quite comforting, even flattering fashion.
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Poussin: Works on Paper

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The psychological attraction of such beliefs is one of the greatest factors behind the success of religions that explain away suffering. What is stressed is the anger and fear that attend the queen's realization that as she and Snow White both get older, she must lose. As Ruskin himself points out, his subject is the reader's image of Gothic: "the idea which I suppose already to exist in the reader's mind. .. this grey, shadowy, many-pinnacled image of the Gothic spirit within us" (10.182).
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Egyptian Motifs in the Art Deco Style (Dover Pictorial

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If there is a need of some extra moral of ethical ideas which are not of psychological nature required here or not. English: "before the common era," a non-sectarian notation equivalent in meaning to the sectarian B. Yet the man seems strangely at ease as he rests on his elbow, looking out. No really healthy Christian mind can advocate obscurantism. From sensible apprehensions the mind may come to know additional truths through definition, judgment, and reasoning.
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Sri Aurobindo on Indian Art

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He suspends his judgment, seeks to procure official reports, writes to his friends who are on the spot to learn from them reliable news, i.e. confirmation of the facts on which men agree, solutions of the difficulties which arise from discordant versions of the event. In his essay, “On Truth and Lies in an Extra-moral Sense” (1873), Nietzsche rejects even the very basis of our knowledge making, language, as a reliable system of communication: “The various languages, juxtaposed, show that words are never concerned with truth, never with adequate expression...” (248).
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Beyond Preconceptions: The Sixties Experiment

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However, over the past century, many of those in conservative traditions that initially rejected the historical-critical method (such as Roman Catholics) have come to accept, at least in part, its conclusions and methodology as useful for illuminating the historical context of the Bible and some of its texts. Dorothy Scarborough. "Supernatural Science." What are the writer's assumptions about the audience? By refusing to acknowledge that history has meaning, postmodernists skirt the obligation to adjust their own actions to the needs of the real world.
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Brussels: Fin Desiecle (Evergreen Series)

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The historical self-consciousness both men cultivate as a means to contemporary social reform always and indeed primarily includes, for Ruskin, contemporary habits of seeing and reading. As an example, consider the treatment of Noah's Ark in various editions of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Michelangelo. (c. 1540). 'The Last Judgement', Sistine Chapel, Rome. No expert scholarship can settle questions that require a humble heart, a believing mind and a reverent spirit, as well as a knowledge of Hebrew and philology; and no scholarship can be relied upon as expert which is manifestly characterized by a biased judgment, a curious lack of knowledge of human nature, and a still more curious deference to the views of men with a prejudice against the supernatural.
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Constable (Phaidon Colour Library) by Sunderland, John New

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One of the most profound analyses in this field was written by Benno Jacob (1862-1945) in his book on Genesis, Das Erste Buch der Torah, which concludes (p. 1048) with the words, "The theory that the Book of Genesis is composed of various sources that can be singled out and separated has been rejected." In all instances, Buddhist doctrine and practice vary greatly. Robertson This is quite similar to the situation surrounding the foundings of other world religions. “The historicity of Buddha is accepted by all.
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E. G. Blundell & Victoria Ward: Marks + Concessions

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So all good literature gives pleasure, which is not divorced from moral lessons. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. In Classical studies, the 19th century approach to higher criticism set aside "efforts to fill ancient religion with direct meaning and relevance and devoted itself instead to the critical collection and chronological ordering of the source material." [6] Thus, higher criticism, whether biblical, classical, Byzantine or medieval, focuses on the source documents to determine who wrote it, when it was written, and where.
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