Tuesday, 20 May 2008

The magical world of Wikipedia...

‘Aesthetics is commonly known as the study of sensory or sensori-emotional values….Aesthetics studies new ways of seeing and of perceiving the world.’

‘We can call a person, a house, a symphony, a fragrance….beautiful. What characteristics do they share which give them that status? What possible feature could a proof and a fragrance both share in virtue of which they both count as beautiful? …each art form has its own system for the judgement of aesthetics.

…there has been long debate on how perception of beauty in the natural world …is supposed to relate to perceiving beauty in art or artefacts.’

‘Yulem describes an object formed by natural processes, which possesses a set of intrinsic aesthetic characteristics that transform it into an object of unique interest. Only a naturally formed object that is recognised to possess such a unique or appealing character is considered a ‘yulem’ object. ‘yulem’ object is in contrast to a ‘work of art’ or ‘found art’. A ‘yulem’ object’s creation in unintentional and not the result of human forethought. ’Art’ objects are intentional manifestations of creativity. This distinction forces emphasis on a collective recognition of an object’s intrinsic aesthetic characteristics verses conformity to a pre-existing set of aesthetic criteria.’

‘Yulem objects are never dictated by aesthetic delectation. … Yulem objects are not based on a reaction of visual indifference with at the same time a total absence of good or bad taste.’

‘After an object is observed by others a consensus of its aesthetic value in built. If many recognise the characteristics of the object as uniquely interesting the value is great.’

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