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Omtrent het lelijke

Bart Verschaffel UGent (2017) DE WITTE RAAF. 31(185). p.1-3
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 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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author
organization
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Beauty/Ugliness/Disgust/Formless/Aesthetics/Paul Valéry
journal title
DE WITTE RAAF
volume
31
issue
185
pages
3 pages
place of publication
Brussels
ISSN
0774-8523
language
Dutch
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A4
copyright statement
I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
id
8506331
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8506331
date created
2017-01-31 09:58:38
date last changed
2017-02-08 13:55:58
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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},
}

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
1.
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.