The inner meaning of Cindy Sherman

There’s nothing essentially ‘wrong’ with treating each and every Cindy Sherman photograph in aesthetic terms, as if it were a standalone object, subject only to the rules of aesthetic beauty and craft. You would then be looking at the colours, and shapes, and composition, and the print grain. You would think about the formal arrangement, […]

The beautiful and the interesting: aesthetics vs art

To grasp the unique power of art – the power to fascinate and enthral – and to allow it to work its own particular magic, we have to be able to distinguish it from the altogether different power of aesthetics, which is all about the power of beauty. ‘The beautiful’, as an experiential possibility, with […]