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Omtrent het lelijke

(2017) DE WITTE RAAF. 31(185). p.1-3
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Beauty and ugliness are usually seen as positive and negative versions of the same 'aesthetic judgement', but should not be seen as extreme poles of the same continuum. The experience of ugliness is fundamentally different from that of beauty, entailing a digestion of primary emotions and reactions that precede the aesthetic are are connected to the threat of the monstrous and the infection of the formless. This is illustrated with two childhood memories recounted by Paul Valéry, who shows what (modern) art 'does': transforming the disgusting and the formless into a digestible spectacle in which horror/disgust and beauty/fascination are inextricably mixed.
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Beauty/Ugliness/Disgust/Formless/Aesthetics/Paul Valéry

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Chicago
Verschaffel, Bart. 2017. “Omtrent Het Lelijke.” De Witte Raaf 31 (185): 1–3.
APA
Verschaffel, B. (2017). Omtrent het lelijke. DE WITTE RAAF, 31(185), 1–3.
Vancouver
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Verschaffel B. Omtrent het lelijke. DE WITTE RAAF. Brussels; 2017;31(185):1–3.
MLA
Verschaffel, Bart. “Omtrent Het Lelijke.” DE WITTE RAAF 31.185 (2017): 1–3. Print.
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  abstract     = {Beauty and ugliness are usually seen as positive and negative versions of the same 'aesthetic judgement', but should not be seen as extreme poles of the same continuum. The experience of ugliness is fundamentally different from that of beauty, entailing a digestion of primary emotions and reactions that precede the aesthetic are are connected to the threat of the monstrous and the infection of the formless. This is illustrated with two childhood memories recounted by Paul Val{\'e}ry, who shows what (modern) art 'does': transforming the disgusting and the formless into a digestible spectacle in which horror/disgust and beauty/fascination are inextricably mixed.},
  author       = {Verschaffel, Bart},
  issn         = {0774-8523},
  journal      = {DE WITTE RAAF},
  keyword      = {Beauty/Ugliness/Disgust/Formless/Aesthetics/Paul Val{\'e}ry},
  language     = {dut},
  number       = {185},
  pages        = {1--3},
  title        = {Omtrent het lelijke},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2017},
}