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ERIC Number: EJ816604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
Kandinsky, Kant, and a Modern Mandala
Berry, Kenneth
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v42 n4 p105-110 Win 2008
Michelle Roberts has written of the "joy of the human imagination, without which we would be unable to understand one another, and would thus wither and perish." This is the baseline for the author's discursive analysis of imagination and beauty in art as it relates to the work of Kant and Kandinsky. While both accepted the forward movement of cognition in art and aesthetics, the author's concern is that some cognitively minded individuals neglect the part played by imaginative intuition in the creative process. In this article, the author discusses several theories and relates them to the works of Kant and Kandinsky. These theories include: (1) the Gestalt Theory; (2) the Jungian Archetypal Theory; (3) Poetics; (4) the Theory of Universal Properties; and (5) Plato. (Contains 23 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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